The senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has picked the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) nomination forms for the Kogi state governorship election.
Melaye picked the form at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja.
In a video post shared by PDP on its verified Twitter page, it said Melaye picked nomination and expression of interest forms.
Kogi Guber Election: Senator Dino Melaye picking his nomination and expression of interest forms https://t.co/CpvN97KsVb
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) July 4, 2019
The post read:
“Senator Dino Melaye picks nominations and expression of interest forms.”
Addressing journalists shortly after the nomination formalities, Melaye said his decision to contest the election was informed by the agitation, clarion call and passion from people of Kogi state. He said:
“The ambition is not mine but that of the people of Kogi state. There is the dire need to recover our state which has been completely battered, shattered and destroyed.
“Today, the magnitude and intensity of killings in Kogi State surpassed any other time in the history of our state. The state has never experienced such insecurity before.
“I have looked for people who believe that the welfare of workers of Kogi State is the basic priority of government and people who believe that security and the welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government and all these we will achieved
“Unemployment is on the high side. Retrenchment, sack and non-payment of salaries and pension are now a tradition in Kogi State. The economy and the economic activities in Kogi State have completely depleted. I have heard the loud cry from the Almighty and he said,: who do I send and I said, send me.”