Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West, has turned down his appointment as director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign in Kogi state.

The younger brother of the immediate past governor of the state, Musa Wada, had clinched the PDP ticket in the primary epic election of the opposition party.

Wada will face incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state’s governorship election on November 16.


Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, had announced that the party appointed Melaye to lead its campaign to displace the APC government in Kogi.

But on Friday, Melaye who participated in the PDP governorship primary but came a distant fourth with just 70 votes, said he was not interested in the appointment.

“Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position of Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council,” he wrote.

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“I wish PDP all the best. When truth is a casualty there is chaos.”

Senator Melaye, after losing the PDP gubernatorial ticket, described the party’s primary as “ridiculous”, saying the outcome is “totally” unacceptable.

“It is ridiculous to declare a final result of PDP Governorship primary election in Kogi State when my votes sorted out yesterday in 8 out of 10 ballot boxes are missing,” he had said.