Kogi Gov’ship: ‘Your Capacity to Govern a State Not in Doubt’, Bishop Adaji Tells Dino Melaye

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the November 11 governorship election of Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, said he has spent his political life working for the emancipation of Kogites.

Melaye said the vicissitudes he had suffered in his political career were all predicated on his love for the people of Kogi State, adding that his interest in the governorship race is to achieve the freedom for the people of the state.

The governorship candidate, who disclosed this during the courtesy visit on the Catholic Bishop of Idah Diocese, Bishop Anthony Adaji, explained that his interest in the governorship race “is to liberate the people of Kogi State because what we are facing in Kogi State requires a very urgent intervention.

“It is a Godly injunction that workers deserve their wages. As a fact, the sweat on the workers brow must not dry off before his reward. But what are we witnessing in Kogi State?

“Our state is insecure and in a country where there is law and order, people are being killed in cold blood just because of election as it happened in Ejule recently.

“We need the prayers of our spiritual fathers because only righteousness exalt a nation but I assure you that when elected as governor, I will work for all the people of Kogi State without ethnic or religious bias.

“I have no doubts that with the guidance of eminent Kogites like you, we will emancipate Kogites from the yoke of the current government in the state.

“The only choice before us is to end the killings, suffering and fraudulent sack of our people from the public service. This must not continue in Kogi State and we will be counting on God and your support,” Senator Melaye surmised.

Responding, Bishop Adaji said “Dino is not a stranger in our political landscape,” stressing that “as Senator, you opposed situations that would have affected our people gravely and we will continue to be grateful for your contributions towards the emancipation of all our people.

“As a Bishop, I’m a religious leader and we have members across the parties and my duty is to engender harmony.

“But I will like to state that the forthcoming governorship election must be violent free. It is important to know that there is no difference between a violent election and coup de’tat.

“We therefore appeal to the Federal Government to guarantee a credible, free and fair election because killing people to get a leadership position is worse than coup de’tat.

“Your capacity to govern a state is not in doubt given what you have done in the Senate for our people,” Bishop Adaji further said.


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