Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district has vowed to dislodge Governor Yahaya Bello from office, if he eventually picks his party ticket for the gubernatorial election on November 16.
Speaking at an interactive session with members of the Kogi state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the press centre in Lokoja Wednesday, Senator Melaye said he has the capacity and capability to flatly defeat Governor Bello, insisting that he is solidly being backed by God Almighty and the majority of the people of the state.
Melaye, who is contesting the governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), disclosed that so far, six governorship aspirants have stepped down for him, in view of the fact that he has the pedigree and dexterity to move the state to another level of development.
The Senator added that if given the mandate, he would use ideas to expose the state to the outside world, thereby improving the socioeconomic well-being of the people, stressing that with vast human and mineral resources, Kogi has no reason to be waiting for the federal allocation that is not enough to develop the state.
He further assured that agricultural revolution, qualitative education, youth empowerment, health care delivery system and women empowerment among others, would be given top priority by his administration.
Melaye, who is the chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, equally disclosed that boats clubs would be constructed across the vast waterways in the state, thereby boosting tourism and economic potentials of the state.
Also, he promised to run a transparent and people oriented government where the entire segments of the state would be carried along in the scheme of things, saying the state would be turned around within a short time in office.
On his next line of action if he fails to pick the ticket of PDP, Senator Melaye said “there is no network failure between me and the God that I serve”, assuring that he would not only win the party nomination, but would defeat Governor Bello in the coming gubernatorial poll.