The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Kogi State governorship election, Senator Dino Melaye, has promised to retire the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Melaye also boasted that PDP’s victory at the November 11 polls will chase many political figures into hiding.
He stated this yesterday in Lokoja during the inauguration of the PDP local government election campaign committee for the 21 local government council held at the party secretariat.
The former Kogi West senator accused the ruling party of mismanaging the state and admonished electorates not to be intimidated, before, during and after the November governorship election.
According to him, Kogi State has become a laughing stock among comity of states, stressing that the present administration has succeeded in dividing the people along ethnic and religious lines.
Melaye, while appreciating the local government chairmen for their steadfastness towards securing victory for the party, said Kogi will wear a new look under his watch as governor.
Continuing, the PDP Candidate said “This election is a work over for PDP because of maladministration, poverty, non payment of salaries, gratuity, promotion are not being backed by cash and many more. The people of Kogi State are not happy as they are looking for a messiah that will save them from captivity.
“Dino Melaye and Habiba are saying here we are, send us. I want to advise especially our local government chairmen, you have all become evangelists and Imam to encourage our people to come out and vote. Our people are afraid because APC has sold fear in the mind of the people. I am telling you that as Dino Melaye, I am not afraid of Yahaya Bello or the APC,” he said.
Earlier in his remarks, the caretaker chairman of PDP in Kogi State, Sen. Philip Aduda, said the opposition party will put an end to bad governance in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the 21 local government chairmen, Hon. Olajide John, from Kabba/Bunu assured party faithful that no stone will be left unturned to guarantee victory for PDP.