Kogi Gov’ship: Babangida Hosts Dino Melaye, Pledges Support

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Former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has thrown his support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state, Senator Dino Melaye.

Babangida gave his support when Melaye paid him a visit in his uphill mansion, Minna alongside his running mate, Hajia Habiba Mohammed Deen, on Thursday.

The former Military President, who had a closed door meeting with Senator Melaye also gave his blessings.

While speaking to our correspondent after a meeting that lasted almost an hour, Senator Melaye said: “I came to officially present myself and my deputy to one of the founding fathers of the PDP and to seek his blessings and support.”

“We came to see a true Patriot and one of the country’s fathers. He is my father and I am his son. We are here to see a true Nigerian and one of the founding fathers of the PDP.

“We are here to tap into his goodwill; tap into his support and then to notify him of the forthcoming elections in Kogi State in November by the grace of God; and then to formally present myself as the PDP gubernatorial candidate alongside my Deputy.”

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