…. Describes his present travail as deliberate de-marketing, disenfranchising strategy, to cripple re-election campaign of Senator Melaye.
Members of the People’s Democratic Party in Kogi West Senatorial District of Kogi State have described as cowardly, retrogressive, repressive and persecutive, the occupation of the residence, inhuman evacuation and the ultimate incaceration of Senator Dino Melaye by the Nigeria Police in cahoots with the All Progressives Congress governments at the National level and Kogi State.
While noting that any breach of the law should not be condoned when such have been proved, Members, however, appealed and also stressed the need to accord appropriate respect o Senator Dino Melaye, against whom no offence has been proved, and for his calibre as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The party, in a statement signed by Barrister Taiwo Kola-Ojo, the Kogi West PDP Zonal Chairman, called for the immediate release of Senator Melaye , and for his unconditional discharge from all frivolous and contrived charges for which he is being tried in about seven courts in Abuja and Lokoja
Rising from an emergency meeting held at the Iyah-Gbede residence of General DM Jemibewon (rtd), to review the unabated intimidation of Senator Melaye, the party faithful described the ordeal experienced by their representative since he saw the light and departed the dark world of APC, as a deliberate de-marketing and disenfranchising strategy, to cripple the re-election campaign of Senator Melaye.
Calling the various dubious tactics against the People’s Democratic Party across the country as medicine after death, the Party avowed that the good people of Kogi West had made up their minds to return Senator Melaye to the Senate whether he is allowed to campaign or not, just the same way his recall exercise was killed by the people, his incapacitation during the period notwithstanding.
Describing the tenure of Senator Melaye as far more impacting on the people of Kogi West than what Kogi State and Local councils in the area have done, the meeting expressed satisfaction with the representation of Senator Melaye, as evident in his emergence as the Senator of the year on two occasions.
Worried by the various manipulative activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission, signposted by the controversial role assigned to Amina Zakari, President Buhari’s sister, the controversy surrounding incident forms and card readers, as well as the sudden voices of alarm coming from the Governors of Katsina, Borno and Zamfara, members enjoined the people to put on their full consciousness in order to check the rigging plans of APC
The Party called on the people of Kogi West to resist the wickedness of APC by voting massively for Senator Melaye and other PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections, stressing that their votes are the surest insurance they have against the oppression, destruction, tears, blood and sorrow, that have become the character and policies of the APC administration at all levels in the last four years.
The meeting called on the people of the state to turn out massively to receive Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who will be on a campaign visit to Kogi State on Monday, January 7, 2019.Share this on WhatsApp