Senator Dino Melaye on Sunday said he will challenge the temporal and evaporative victory of Adeyemi at the Tribunal.
Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday lost the supplementary Kogi west senatorial election to Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
In a press statement issued on Sunday which copy was made available to Tribune Online in Lokoja, Melaye said the victory attain by violence and fraud is tantamount to defeat, for it is momentary.
The statement read thus: “It is not about Dino Melaye, it is about Nigeria and our electoral system. I stay the course..not over yet.
“I want to specially thank God almighty that he preserved my life after 5 attempted assassination, combined forces of security agencies, INEC, Federal, State and LG powers. I was fought on land, in the air and spiritually. It was not about the election but my life. God, I thank you.
“The reaction of men and women of goodwill all over Nigeria especially the wonderful people of Kogi west who truly voted for me is a testimony that God is with me and with us all. I won the election and Adeyemi remain my political wife.
“The forces against me are not beyond God. People should not worry about me, I am fine and will always be. I just thank God that the plan to kill me did not succeed. A living dog is better than a dead lion. I thank God for life. My name is Daniel, I can not fall or fail.