The lawmaker representing Kogi West at the Senate and a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye has rejected his appointment as the Director-General of the PDP governorship campaign in Kogi State.
A statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Bode Ogunmola, said as the campaign DG, Melaye is expected to help drive the campaign of Engr Musa Wada, the PDP governorship candidate.
Wada emerged the winner on the primary of the party held on Tuesday 3 September having defeated 12 other contestants including Melaye who came a distant fourth with 70 votes.
Melaye, however, took to his Twitter handle on Friday afternoon to announce that he had turned down the offer.
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The lawmaker tweeted:
“Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position of Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. I wish PDP all the best. When truth is a casualty there is chaos. Senator Dino Melaye.”
At the PDP’s primary marred by violence, Melaye reportedly sustained injuries when gunmen invaded Lokoja Confluence Stadium, venue of the primary, as ballot papers were being sorted and counted.