Kogi election: After Melaye's rejection of DG role, former governor, 9 other PDP aspirants back Wada

Kogi election: After Melaye's rejection of DG role, former governor, 9 other PDP aspirants back Wada

- Former governor of Kogi, Idris Wada and 9 other PDP aspirants have resolved to support the party's governorship candidate, Musa Wada

- Wada defeated others aspirants to become PDP's standard bearer for November 16, governorship election in the state

- Senator Melaye, who was one of the aspirants defeated by Wada, had on Friday, September 13, rejected his appointment as Wada's campaign director general for the poll

Hours after the lawmaker representing Kogi west at the Senate, Dino Melaye, rejected offer by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to make him the director general of campaign for the party ahead of the next governorship election in the state, ten former aspirants of the party have endorsed Musa Wada

Tribune reports that the former governorship aspirants led by former governor of the state, Idris Wada, on Friday, September 13, unanimously adopted Wada and pledged to work for his victory at the poll.

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Legit.ng gathered that the former aspirants declared that they have resolved to accept the decision of the chairman of the election committee, Governor Ahmed Fintiri of Adamawa state which announced Musa Wada as the party’s gubernatorial candidate.

Speaking in Abuja, Mohammed Shaibu, said the former aspirants said they had reviewed the circumstances that led to Wada’s emergence and decided to close ranks and work with him for the total victory of the party at the poll.

He said: “As members of the Kogi PDP 2019 G12, the urgent need for intra-party cohesion and unity of purpose at this critical moment is recognized. It is for this reason that the candidacy of Engr. Musa Wada, is considered worthy of undivided support as the task to Rebuild Kogi starts in earnest

“Considering the reconciliation efforts of Engr. Musa Wada and his preparedness to actively partner with 2019 PDP aspirants in Kogi state, the Kogi PDP 2019 G-12 without reservation accepts him as a partner in progress in the liberation struggle and also accepts to work with him in the overall interest of the PDP and Kogi state."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Dino Melaye rejected his appointment as director-general of PDP's campaign council for the Kogi governorship election.

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It was reported that the publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, had announced that Melaye had been appointed as director-general of the party’s campaign council for the Kogi governorship election.

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