Ibrahim Oyawale in Lokoja
The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye, has pledged to reinstate all the civil servants who according to him, were fraudulently sacked from service, if elected governor of Kogi State in November 2023.
He told the stakeholders that he was on a rescue mission to right the wrong of the past seven years, saying the administration of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) was associated with poverty and hunger in the land….CONTINUE READING
The PDP governorship candidate said this while addressing a large crowd of supporters of the PDP at Anyigba at the weekend.
Melaye, explained that if voted into power, the PDP administration would repair all what the APC government had destroyed in the state.
“By the grace of God, the PDP government will stop percentage payment and we will pay full salary. Salary would be paid by 25th of every month. We will pay pensioners .Those civil servants sacked by the fraudulent screening would be reinstated under my administration,” he stated.
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The PDP flagbearer lamented that over 120 lecturers were sacked in a day at the state-owned university.
“I will not be an Igala governor, I will not be an Okun governor, I will not be an Ebira governor, I will be the governor of Kogi State,” Melaye stressed.
Earlier, the ex-governor of Kogi State , Alhaji Ibrahim Idris urged the electorate in the state to vote massively for the governorship candidate of the PDP in the November 11th election in the state.
The state leader of the PDP and the governor of the state between 2003 and 2012, noted that Melaye was sellable candidate, stressing that he had been so consistent with PDP and had no doubt he would deliver dividends of democracy when voted to power at Lugard House in Lokoja.
Idris, described Melaye as a good ambassador of PDP at National Assembly twice, noting that he had represented Kogi State well with unequal records and has good political pedigree.
The ex-governor told the electorate that the present scenario in the state could be liken to a man who has gotten married to two wives, adding that it was the man that was expected to know who was better out of the two.
He, therefore, called on all critical stakeholders in Kogi East Senatorial district to work hard and support Dino/Abibat ticket for governor in Kogi State.
Also speaking, the new Caretaker Chairman of PDP, who was presented by the Secretary, stated that the party was poised to wrestle power from APC’s maladministration in the past seven years....CONTINUE READING
He pointed out that Kogi East Senatorial District was the traditional home of the PDP, noting that the party would work hard to deliver the candidate to form the next government in Kogi come January 2023.