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I’ll contest Kogi governorship – Dino Melaye


Sen. Dino Melaye has confirmed recent reports claiming he will be contesting the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State.
Sen. Melaye, currently representing Kogi West Senatorial District, was reported late Saturday to be eyeing the position.

The senator reportedly made his intention public at a meeting in the residence of David Jemibewon, a retired Major-General of the Nigerian Army.

The meeting was reportedly attended by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

In a short SMS in response to an enquiry late Saturday, the senator confirmed as ‘very true’ the report about his intention.

He gave no further details.

If he emerges as PDP candidate, the senator will go head-to-head with his bitter rival and current governor of the state, Yahaya Bello. This also depends on if the ruling APC decides to field the governor as its candidate.

Gideon Ayodele, an aide to Sen Melaye said that the senator was responding to the call from PDP leaders present at the meeting, asking anyone interested in contesting to signify intention within two weeks