Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has taunted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Dino Melaye, over his defeat in Saturday’s election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Usman Ododo, the winner after scoring a total of 446,238 votes to defeat his opponents, Muritala Ajaka and Dino Melaye, who polled 259, 052 votes and 46,262 votes respectively.
While Ajaka has said challenging the election in court would be a waste of time, Melaye called for the cancellation of the election over alleged irregularities that marred the election.
In a post via X on Monday, Fani-Kayode said Melaye’s boastful rantings, noise-making and clownish behaviour could not help him at the poll despite being a former House of Representative member.
The APC chieftain recalled how Melaye mocked President Bola Tinubu during the 2023 election campaign, calling him a drug dealer and drug addict.
Fani-Kayode claimed that the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, kept to his promise and retired Melaye from politics.
He wrote, “Poor Dino. Despite all his loud and boastful rantings, puerile noise-making, clownish behaviour, crude bum-fuckery, infantile court-jesting, nauseating gorilla-dancing, gratuitous insults, foul-mouthed bluster, tough guy “gra gra” and area boy antics and in spite of his membership of the ‘Bugger Me Stiff United Football Club’, he received the flogging and trouncing of his pitiful life in the Kogi state Governorship election.
“Out of the 751,000 votes that were cast he could not even muster up to 47,000. That is approximately 5%. Worst still he came in a very distant third in the race and some have even said fourth! How sad!
“This is a man that was once elected as a House of Reps member and a Senator!
“This is a man that mocked PBAT for his age, called him a drug dealer, accused him of being a drug addict, threatened to violate the honor of the First Lady, rolled all over the floor during the presidential campaign rallies in the name of depicting our President as an invalid and geriatric and threatened us with hell, fire and brimstone if Asiwaju won.
“Well today he is where he is and politically its all over for him. How are the mighty fallen! It appears that the White Lion of Kogi made good his promise and has retired him from politics permanently. My heart goes out to him.”