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Dino Melaye Wins PDP Ticket For Kogi Governorship Election



Former lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has emerged as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State.

Melaye reportedly polled a higher number of votes than other aspirants at the party’s primary election held during the weekend.

The 8th national assembly lawmaker will battle it at the polls in November against the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Usman Ododo, CityNews reports.

You Lack Power To Stop Melaye From Being Kogi Governor – PDP Stalwart Slams Wike


Earlier, a chieftain of the PDP, Tony Ehilebo, slammed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State over his opposition to Melaye’s governorship ambition in Kogi.

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CityNews recalls that Wike during a media chat in Port Harcourt last week stated that Melaye does not have the qualities to be the governor of Kogi State.

The Rivers governor said the PDP will be making a huge mistake if the former Senator emerges as the party’s governorship flagbearer, stressing that winning the governorship poll is not a comedy.

In a swift reaction, Melaye lambasted the governor for opposing his governorship ambition, saying that Wike is angry because the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, did not choose him as his running mate.


The governorship aspirant alleged Wike called him about 19 times in two hours, appealing to him to convince Atiku to announce him as the vice presidential candidate.

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In a chat with Daily Post on Friday, Ehilebo said Wike lacked the power to interfere with the Kogi State election and does not have the right to say Melaye is not qualified to be a governor.

The Head of the PDP Digital Media decried Wike’s utterances and his moves to sabotage the opposition party. He added that the Rivers governor should not think he can misbehave and nobody cannot call him to order.

He said, “Thinking he can stop Dino is an abnormality; is Wike from Kogi State? What warranted him calling media houses and berating a candidate of his own party? What necessitated that?

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“If he has issues or he wants to support another person in Kogi State, he should know how to do that. This belief that he can misbehave and nobody can call him to order is impossible.

“Dino himself should not have given a response. He could have issued a statement but shouldn’t toe the same part with Wike.”

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