I have been detained 18 times and I’m still standing – Melaye says

Senator DIno Melaye who just declared to vie for the governorship post of his state has started the campaign already.

Senator Dino Melaye declares for Kogi governorship race - lailasnews


As part of his campaign strategy, senator Dino Melaye boasts about his ability to scale through hurdles and his belief in governing Kogi State if elected as the governor.

The PDP candidate made a courtesy visit to the NUJ press center on Wednesday and pressed in on his intentions to restore the state, figuring that the present administration was not functioning democratically.

Melaye further said that starting from the moment he was given the chance to compete for the gubernatorial post, he has been nourishing the idea of contesting as the president of the country soon.

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He said:

Kogi State is not witnessing democracy, what we are witnessing is the government of the greedy, by the greedy and for the greedy; best put as ‘greedocracy’.

“But when I come on board as governor, I shall build a new Kogi State where ideas will revolutionize the state.

“My administration will banish hunger from the state. Kogi has no business to be poor. I shall look into agriculture and technology to turn around the economic fortune of the state.”

“I have no father, uncle, in-law or godfathers to pilot my ambition, but I have the requisite requirements to face the APC candidate in the election.

“I fear no body, I only respect human beings. I have been arrested 18 times within the last three years and I have 12 cases in court, but I’m still standing. I have what it takes to face and rescue the state from Yahaya Bello.”

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