Kogi Gov’ship: PDP Unveils Dino Melaye’s Running Mate

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A former member, Kogi State House of Asembly, Hon. Habeebat Deen, has been unveiled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the party’s deputy governorship candidate for the November 11 2023 gubernatorial election in the state.

Kogi state chapter of PDP unveiled the female deputy governorship candidate in Abuja on Friday.

Hon. Habeebat Deen hails from Ankpa local government area of the state.

Present at the unveiling event were the State PDP chairman, Engr. Sam Uhuotu; Brigadier General Tunde Ogbeha (rtd); former Governor Ibrahim Idris; Prince Olusola Akanmode; Dr. Tom Adaba, and Barr. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, among other party stalwarts and members.

Former Governor Ibrahim Idris called for a unity of purpose among PDP members in the state in order to achieve victory at the governorship poll.

“Dino has shown that he is ready to do the work. He has been saying things that show that he means business.

“We need to work together as members of the same family. If that is done, I believe success is ours,” Idris said.

The former governor reiterated that only God gives power to whomever He wants, hence the emergence of Dino Melaye as the PDP governorship candidate, whom he also described as “ready” for the task ahead.

General Ogbeha congratulated Melaye for quickly and seamlessly nominating a deputy governorship candidate on the PDP ticket.

“He has shown his gender sensitivity. It’s a divine choice. He has made a statement beyond Kogi state because it will generate a lot of interests, excitement and goodwill.”

Ogbeha appealed to all those who contested the governorship ticket with Melaye to support his candidacy for the success of the party.

Barr. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, who was the PDP candidate for the 2023 Kogi Central senatorial election, said it was natural for Kogi West to produce the next Governor of Kogi State while also praising the gender balance of the PDP ticket.

She noted that carrying women along in governance will make a lot of difference even as she promised to mobilise Kogi Central women for the PDP success in the November 11 governorship election.

Speaking before the unveiling, the PDP governorship candidate, Senator Melaye, said the choice was unprecedented by any major political party in the State, adding that, “we will continue to do things that are innovative and different.”

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