Dino Melaye Accuses Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello of Seeking a Third Term by Proxy

Accusation of a Proxy Third Term Bid

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Dino Melaye, has made a striking accusation against the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello.

According to Melaye, Bello is covertly seeking a third term in office by operating through the candidacy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) nominee, Ahmed Ododo.

Bello’s Absence from the Ballot Box

Dino Melaye, in an interview with Channels Television, pointed out that even though Governor Bello’s name is not physically on the ballot for the upcoming November 11 elections, he is effectively aiming to maintain power indirectly, with Ododo acting as a figurehead.

A Proxy for Bello’s Ambitions

Melaye emphasized that if Ododo were to be elected, Governor Bello would essentially continue to wield power behind the scenes, making Ododo a proxy for Bello’s ambitions.

In his words, “Don’t be deceived that Yahaya Bello is not on the ballot. Ododo is physically on the ballot but Yahaya Bello is the one seeking a third term through a proxy.”

Confidence in Victory and Experience

Despite these claims and the alleged proxy bid, Dino Melaye expressed unwavering confidence in his chances of winning the elections.

He asserted that the people of Kogi State are firmly behind his candidacy.

Touting His Experience

Melaye further underlined his suitability for the role of governor, citing his extensive experience in various political positions.

He pointed out that he had served as a member of the House of Representatives and was elected twice as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He contrasted this with the APC candidate Leke Abejide, who is also a member of the House of Representatives but lacks the same level of political experience.

Kogi’s Need for Experienced Leadership

In Dino Melaye’s perspective, the governorship of Kogi State requires a leader with a proven track record in managing both human and material resources over the years.

He believes that his experience positions him as the right candidate to lead the state and bring about positive change.

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