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General News of Monday, 27 March 2023


'Please rest' - Mixed reactions as Dino intensifies campaign ahead of PDP governorship primaries in Kogi

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Dino Melaye, the spokesperson for the Atiku/Okowa campaign has intensified his campaign ahead of the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State.

Melaye who is a key member of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) that lost the February 25 presidential election is venturing into local politics after he held the position of Senator for Kogi Central.

His decision to contest has been met with mixed reactions on social media.

Dino has picked his interest forms for the PDP ahead of the primaries. The primaries for both parties are slated for between 27 March and 17 April 2023.

In a comprehensive list obtained by SaharaReporters, 19 people had declared interests to be the flagbearer of the ruling party, APC while 10 people wished to contest under the platform of the opposition party, PDP.

The names of APC aspirants are; Abdulkareem Mohammed Jamiu, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, Ahmed Usman Ododo, Barr. Salami Momodu O. Deedat, Alh. Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, Halima l. Alfa, Sen. Smart Adeyemi, Prince Shauibu Abubakar Audu, Sen. Yakubu Oseni, Momoh Jibrin, Alh. Yusuf Yakubu Okala, Hon. Asiru Idris, H. E. Edward David Onoja, Prof. Stephen Ikani Ocheni, Abubakar Yahaya Achimugu, Idachaba Friday, Salawudeen Abdulkudus, and David A. Jimoh.

While PDP aspirants are Sen Attai Aidoko, Barr Kebiru Usman, Alh. Abdullahi Haruna SAN, Barr. Reuben Atabo SAN, Gideon Ojata, Engr. Musa Wada, Engr. Bolu Femi, Sen. Dino Melaye, Arch. Yomi Awoniyi, Idoko Lona, Idah.

See how Nigerians reacted

uzee_usman said: "For this matter I die here walahi we go all relocate to kogi for Dino insha Allah"

Olamide14 wrote: "What are recovering? when you can’t even spell your name own."

Danmusa_newprince commented: "Kogi shall not fall in your hand you better contest for councilor now"

crudemusikdotcom said: "Win Primaries first! Wike dey watch you"

Donfraque07 wrote: "Kogi people don't vote this Man. As a Senator can you highlight your achievements to Kogi people. Olebruku"

shalaye_poly noted: "The main reason bros has been audible for ATIKU, So it will just be an easy access for him. Anyways it’s ur decision and hope it’s gonna be a positive one for you"

egahson_pounds wrote: "I go vote for you. At least u know better thing way ur people need"

Hanukem said: "Dino please rest . This is noise making . You know very well that in Kogi that your stock is very low. Secondly the majority tribe in your state are still licking their wounds because a non majority has been leading them since 2015 after the death of the Deceased candidate of APC. If you jump into the fray now , what you will succeed in doing is what your principal succeeded in doing to the PDP by jettisoning an arrangement that could have led PDP into power but you chose to recycle someone that clearly stated that in 2015 it was the turn of the north. Contested again in 2019. What happened again 2023 is all his fault"