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Kogi guber: Why I rejected campaign DG position – Melaye

By Adekunle Adebayo, Abuja

Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, on Friday evening announced that he has rejected his appointment by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council.

The outspoken lawmaker who announced his decision via his verified Twitter handle premised it upon the just concluded primary election of his party which he described as not transparent.

On Friday morning, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Olagbodiyan, had announced that Melaye has been appointed to chair the state’s governorship campaign council.

But Melaye had rejected the position saying, “Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position of Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. I wish PDP all the best. When truth is a casualty there is chaos. Senator Dino Melaye.”

It would be recalled that Melaye and 12 other aspirants had lost to Engr Musa Wada, younger brother to the immediate past governor of the state, Idris Wada, after he polled 748 votes to beat others, including his brother, and emerge the party’s candidate for the governorship election.

The aspirants that trailed Wada were Abubakar Ibrahim, who polled 710 votes to come second, while former Governor Idris Wada came third with 345 votes.

Other aspirants and their scores as announced by the Returning Officer of the election, Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku were: Melaye, 70 votes; Aminu Abubakar Suleiman, 55; Victor Adoji, 54; Erico Ahmeh, 42; Salihu Atawodi, 11; Mohamed Shaibu, 4; Bayo Averehi, 2; Emmanuel Omebije, 9 and Grace Adejoh, 0.

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