PDP officially unveils Dino Melaye as Kogi governorship candidate

The People’s Democratic Party yesterday officially unveiled Senator Dino Melaye as the November 11 Kogi governorship candidate of the party even as Melaye begged profusely for forgiveness on anyone he has offended.

Presenting the PDP flag to Melaye, the state chairman of the party, Sam Ohuotu urged every aggrieved person in the party to close rank and forge together as one united entity to win the governorship election.

He said the party primary has gone for good and that nobody should nurse any grudge to work against the party’s candidate saying in a contest one person was bound to win.

The chairman said a committee has been set up to appoint the running mate to Dino and that the person that will be appointed will be a person of integrity and well acceptable to the people.

In his speech, the former governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris said he was totally in support of Dino Melaye who won the party’s primary stressing that Melaye’s emergence as the party’s flag bearer was divine and therefore call on all the electorate to support the party to win in the governorship election.

While appealing to those who felt aggrieved and ate planning to leave the party to shelve their plans, he expressed confidence that with Dino, the party is going win the election adding that as a foundation member of the party, he can not help to build the house he has built.

On his part, Senator Tunde Ogbeha who is a PDP stalwart and the leader of Kogi West thanked all the stalwarts in the central and eastern senatorial districts for allowing power to shift to the west through their massive votes for Dino in the primary and said the candidate will not disappoint them.

He also called on all the party members to embark on a door-to-door campaign as soon as INEC gives the go-ahead for the campaigns.

In his acceptance speech, Dino Melaye begged profusely all that he has offended intentionally and unintentionally saying it was human to err and divine to forgive and assured that if elected as governor, he will completely change all the bad narratives in the state.

While saying he was coming for a rescue mission, he promised to make payment of civil servants, pensioners and training and retraining of civil servants top priority.

Melaye also promised to open the state to foreign investors create jobs for the teeming youths and embark on a drastic agricultural revolution to enhance food sufficiency and ensure the finished products are exported.



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