The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has Kogi State Chapter had inaugurated November 11 governoship campaign committee as the party vowed to win the coming election.
The inauguration of the PDP Governorship election campaign committee was held at the party Secretariat in Lokoja.
Senator Dino Melaye, the candidate of the party while addressing party faithful said berated the ruling party over alleged maladministration, non payment of salaries, insecurities, 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 ethnics and religion lines.
He appreciating the Local Government Chairmen for their steadfastness towards securing victory for the party, he posited that, when elected, Kogi State will be wearing a new look.
” This election is a work over for PDP because of maladministration, poverty, non payment of salaries, gratuity, promoting are not being back cashed 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 is saying here we are, send us. I want to advise expecially our Local Government Chairmen, you have all become evangelist and Imam to encourage our people to come out and vote. Our people are afraid because APC have 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.
” I am assuring us, let the people of Kogi State show that we are not cowards. As citizens of Kogi State, we are not a conquered territory. We will come out and vote, campaign in all the nooks and crannies of the State including Agasa, the home town of Governor Bello.
“The PDP is a party with plans, well organized, who uses power for the interest of the People. Today, any Kogites that is still thinking of voting for the APC has what I call Arthritis of the brain. No sane logical human being will today vote for APC in Kogi State.
“Is it about our roads? Because in the last one year, there is no drop of water in Lokoja, the capital city of Kogi State. Is it about dilapidated hospital that has become a mere consulting clinics? Is it about non payment or percentage payment of salaries? Is it about insecurities of lives and properties?
“This is the first time in the history of our State that House of Assembly members and Commissioners have no vehicles. This is the first time in the history of our State that a permanent Secretary will be using Okada to move to office. This is the first time in the history of our State where workers were retrenched for frivolous reasons.
“This is the first time in the history of our State that 120 Professors were ceremoniously sacked from Kogi State University. They are qualified Professors that graduated from first generation University in this Country. The screening in Kogi State University took them out of the system. By the grace of God, we are going to build a new Kogi State”
While appealing to electorates to kick against any form of ethnic agenda ahead of the November Governorship election, Melaye
assured Kogites that is administration will reunite the people when elected,” he said.
Earlier in his remarks, The caretaker Chairman of PDP in Kogi State, Senator Philip Aduda said the opposition party will put an end to bad governance in the State.
” We want activities to start immediately for PDP to win convincingly in Kogi State. The party is fully on ground to deliver for Dino/Habiba in November. It is operation deliver your polling units and guide them from any obstacles.”
Speaking on behalf of the 21 Local Government Chairman, Hon. Olajide John from Kabba/Bunu
assured his party faithfuls that no stone will be left unturned to guarantee victory for PDP.
He maintained that the Chairmen will work in synergy and support the newly constituted Executive to deliver for the opposition party.
“It is all about the party, our destiny and setting Kogi State free from the hand of a tyrant. By the special Grace of God, Kogi State will be free. We must work together by having trust, and confidence in each other. With this, we will attain our desired victory” he stated.