- PDP on Saturday, July 25, kickstarted the campaign for Governor Godwin Obaseki's reelection
- Dino Melaye is one of the opposition bigwigs who spoke during the official flag-off
- The former Kogi lawmaker, in his clever yet hilarious way, said APC will suffer defeat come September
As the Edo governorship election draws closer, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shown readiness to reclaim the south-south state ahead of the 2023 general poll.
The opposition party on Saturday, July 25, flagged-off the campaign for the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Phillips Shaibu.
The election in the state is scheduled for September 19, 2020, and efforts have been concentrated extensively as bigwigs of the party hold the maiden campaign for the Edo governor.
Leading the official event is Dino Melaye, the former senator who represented Kogi West in the eighth National Assembly.
In a video from the campaign held in Benin shared by the PDP on its official Twitter handle on Monday, July 27, the former lawmaker emphasised that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will lose in the election.
Melaye, who spoke in his usual clever yet hilarious way, maintained that every power joining hands to rig the guber election will be heavenly dealt with.
"Every power that is joining hands to rig this election, those who want to come from Abuja where they put dollars for pocket, and from Kogi state (referring to Governor Yahaya Bello) who want to rig this election, received holy ghost fire," the former senator who lost his reelection back to the upper chamber to Smart Adeyemi could be heard saying.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Melaye, a former Kogi lawmaker, has mocked Ibrahim Magu, embattled EFCC chairman, following his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Magu was given marching order by the president on Tuesday, July 7, with his suspension coming barely 24 hours after he was invited and detained by the Department of State Security (DSS).
The embattled EFCC boss' trouble did not end there as a combined team of riot policemen and operatives of the DSS went and searched his residences in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Reacting to Magu's trial, the former lawmaker took to his Twitter page to mock the anti-graft sheriff, saying he has warned about Magu but President Buhari did not listen.
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