The senator who represented Kogi West in the eight National Assembly and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dino Melaye, has lost his seat at the upper chamber.
He was defeated by Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
After the rerun on Saturday, Adeyemi polled a total of 88,373 votes to defeat his closest rival, Melaye, who polled 62,133 votes.
The returning officer of the election Olayinde Lawal declared Adeyemi winner at the end of the rerun on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Some Nigerians has taken to social media page to mock Dino Melaye, while others blamed him for arrogance and pride, others insisted that the election was rigged.
Contrary to their wishes, @MBuhari is still very much alive.
He's still the leader of our great nation.
Dino Melaye on the other hand, is now an ExSenator going by d results coming from Kogi West.
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) November 30, 2019
The forces behind Dino Melaye's political downfall are Pride and Arrogance.
Hard fact ✌
— Covenant Buhari (@CovenantBuhari) November 30, 2019
Waziri, dey have finally sent Dino Melaye back to his real home… Comedy industry.
Waziri, So Dino didn't cum like me…. pic.twitter.com/w7gHVMHolg
— Ehix (@Ehix07) December 1, 2019
Saraki: Dino, What is it am hearing about your senate seat
Dino: Oloye, e be like say I will soon join you o. Kogi people don Otoge me. ?? pic.twitter.com/XSYHjHWI9x
— Tamunosike (@tamunosike) November 30, 2019
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, The first of his name, The National leader of the Progressives, The Landlord of Southwest, The breaker of Obasanjo, Saraki and Dino Melaye chains, The crusher of PDP. All hail the LION of Bourdillon ??? pic.twitter.com/CMju5YadQd
— Jerry Durojaiye ? (@kokomatic) November 30, 2019
Very soon Dino Melaye will start preaching that "Nigerian Senators earn too much". Life!
— Olayemi ?? (@olayemi_123) November 30, 2019
I told you I'll send you packing… pic.twitter.com/kXFH5wRD2n
— Ubong Ekanem FNS (@Ubeeekanem) November 30, 2019
— Khalid Usman Umar (@kusmanumar) December 1, 2019
ICYMI: Listen to what Smart Adeyemi said about Dino Melaye two (2) years ago about his popularity. How time flies! pic.twitter.com/cEkDdMsGv0
— [Matthew] (@tobbiematthew) December 1, 2019
“Buhari is an upright,indomitable and integrity packed Nigerian,trying to stain him is like boxing the wind” – Senator Dino Melaye (Nov 2012) https://t.co/2Ea0PN1TDT
— Adetutu Balogun (Ezi Ada 1 of Diaspora) (@Tutsy22) November 30, 2019
Dino Melaye come let's flex bottles…
Ife onye cho ka ofu… pic.twitter.com/Kn0xq3204A
— OnwaNnewi (@Kene_Nnewi) December 1, 2019
If you think Apc will allow @dino_melaye return to the senate to disrupt their rubber stamping moves then u got another thing coming. Democracy hv turned to Guntocracy in Nigeria.Thuggery & rigging is indeed next level for them.Shame of a party & low on citizens that can't talk
— John Shuaibu (@john07jay) November 30, 2019
Kogi: Dino Melaye pursued two rats and missed all.
He wanted to be governor and senator at the same time.
He lost everything.
— ADABANIJA- Qomarudeen Idowu?? (@AdabanijaQomaru) November 29, 2019