By Daniel Edu
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, expressed his support for Dino Melaye, the Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the upcoming governorship election. At a mega rally in Lokoja, Kogi State, Atiku commended Melaye’s qualities, stating that he would be an excellent governor if elected.
Atiku, who has collaborated with Melaye since 1999, praised him as reliable, diligent, intelligent, and patriotic. He urged the people of Kogi to vote for Melaye, contrasting his character with what he perceived as the harmful actions of the current administration led by Yahaya Bello.
“Dino is committed, determined, courageous, and well-focused. He doesn’t engage in violence, unlike the present administration in Kogi State. I appeal to you to come out and vote for PDP and defend your vote,” Atiku emphasized.
Atiku criticized Bello for allegedly denying the PDP the use of Confluence Stadium Lokoja for their campaign rally. He asserted that it was time to oust the ruling APC in Kogi State to end what he deemed unfavorable policies.
“They denied us the use of the stadium in Osun State, and we later used the party office for our rally. In the end, PDP ousted them from the Government house. Now they denied us the use of the Confluence Stadium Lokoja and booked all the hotels just to prevent us from coming here. Despite their actions, you all still came to the party Secretariat to show solidarity and support for Senator Dino Melaye,” Atiku added.
Atiku believes that Melaye’s governorship would usher in good governance and development in Kogi State.