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General News of Friday, 10 November 2023


Prince Uche Secondus makes first public appearance as he campaigns for Dino Melaye

A photo of Prince Uche Secondus and Dino Melaye A photo of Prince Uche Secondus and Dino Melaye

The former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus was spotted in Kogi campaigning for Dino Melaye, the candidate of the party in the governorship elections.

Secondus, who has not been spotted at any gathering by the party was seen with Dino Melaye in a photo shared by the governorship candidate.

Mr Melaye is currently tightening the final screws ahead of the governorship election on Saturday, November 11.

Melaye who is one leading voices for the PDP ahead of the 2023 presidential elections will face the tough task of unseating the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which will be led by Usman Ododo.

As party stalwarts thronged Lokojo, the capital of Kogi State, the former Senator believes he can displace the ruling party.

Speaking at the rally to galvanize support for Melaye, Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party said that the time has come for the people of Kogi State to sack the ruling APC to put an end to unfavorable policies that do not auger well for the people.

“The emergence of Dino Melaye as Governor will bring about good governance and development in Kogi State.

“Dino is committed, courageous and well-focused. He doesn’t kill people like what the present administration is doing in Kogi State. Am appealing to you to come out and vote for PDP and defend your vote.

“This is the opportunity to enshrine real democracy. Vote APC out. Vote for Dino because he has the attributes of a good leader. I have watched him since 1999 and trusted him.”

Melaye while addressing the crowd, promised to govern the state with the fear of God.

He said: “Out of the 18 governorship candidates vying for the position of Governor, I am the most educated, experienced and exposed. It is now time to put an end to percentage salaries, corruption, retrenchment, and non-payment of pensions in Kogi State. Every civil servant that was unjustly sacked by Yahaya Bello, within three months we shall reinstate them all. Don’t vote for any small political party that does not have a political fallopian tube.

“I am not going to be an ethnic-centered governor. I am not going to be a Christian or Moslem Governor. If you vote for PDP we shall return the local government administration back to you.

“I want to challenge all the 21 local government chairmen that for the past 7 years, have they received or seen allocation”.

“I want to announce that Atiku is coming. We are going to build a new Lokoja in four years. Kogi people you are welcome to PDP, to a new Dawn; to liberation. Don’t cote for small parties that don’t have structure. Vote for PDP for liberation. We shall support you in all your endeavors.”