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Kogi guber: Melaye rejects appointment as Wada’s campaign chief



The crisis that trailed the conduct of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election in Kogi State has worsened.

One of the aggrieved aspirants, Senator Dino Melaye, who was announced last Thursday as the Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council has rejected the offer.

Melaye in a tweet on his verified Twitter page, @dino_melaye said: “Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position of Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. I wish to PDP all the best. When the truth is a casualty there is chaos. Senator Dino Melaye.”


It was gathered that Melaye, who traveled out of the country last Thursday, was still uncomfortable with the manner the primary election was conducted.

But yesterday, 10 of the governorship aspirants rose from a meeting at the PDP National Secretariat and declared their support for the governorship candidate, Musa Wada.

Led by former Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada, the aspirants said they had resolved to work with Wada to ensure the party’s victory at the governorship election scheduled to hold on November 16, 2019. 

At a joint press conference presided over by Mohammed Adah Shaibu Tettes in the presence of the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the aspirants said: “The urgent need for intra-party cohesion and unity of purpose at this critical moment is recognised. It is for this reason that the candidacy of Engr. Musa Wada is considered worthy of undivided support as the task to rebuild Kogi starts in earnest. “

The aspirants are ldris Wada, Emmanuel Omebije, Air Vice Marshal Salifu Atawodi (retd), Princess Grace Iyeh Adejoh, Dr. Joseph Ameh Erico and Alhaji Kabiru Haruna.

Others include Adebayo Adobayin Averehi, Aminu Abubakar Sulaiman, Victor Alewo Adoji and
Mohammed Adah Shaibu Tettes.

Atawodi and Adoji were not physically present at the press conference but were said to have given their consent.

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