Senator Dino Melaye, has declared to run for the Kogi State Governorship position, as he is set to defeat the incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who is seeking a second term in Office.
Melaye revealed his Gubernatorial ambition, at a party meeting in Aiyetoro Gbede, his homestead in Kabba Local Government Area of Kogi State.
He thereafter, took to his Twitter handle and declared: “Kogites!! Here am I, send me.”
Watchers of political development in the State, believe Melaye’s entry into the race will ruffle some feathers and send jitters to the incumbent Governor, who is unpopular among the people, especially workers who his administration is owing a backlog of 39 months salaries.
Though, Bello may not be an easy nut for Melaye to crack, the Senator’s teeming supporters believe he has all it takes to sweep his former Ally out of the Government House, in Lokoja, the State capital.
The Kogi State Gubernatorial poll will hold on Saturday, November 16, 2019.