Real Reason Sen. Dino Melaye Rejects PDP’s Offer Revealed
Though it has come and gone, the news of Kogi State governorship primary election where Senator Dino Melaye is also said to be angry over the outcome as he emerged fourth with ridiculous 70 votes.
Musa Wada, a younger brother of the immediate past Governor Idris Wada, who also contested the ticket, scored 748 votes to clinch the party ticket.
Melaye, who had yet to come out of the anger over the outcome of the primary, had also rejected the position of the Director-General of Wada Governorship Campaign Committee given to him by the national leadership of the party.
Sources close to the Senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, had asked for a fresh primary, but his request was turned down.
One of Melaye’s confidants, who spoke with one of our correspondents, said the senator was consulted before he was named the DG of the campaign.
He said, ‘‘But after he thought over it, he decided to reject it. He was of the opinion that the party betrayed him and was going to use him again. Melaye had asked that another primary be held after the first one was disrupted and there was shooting.
‘‘He believed that he was sacrificed by the national leadership of the party because he is not from the majority tribe in the state.’’
Melaye, via his verified social media accounts on Friday, rejected the offer. His rejection also signified his anger against the party.
“I wish the PDP all the best. When truth is a casualty, there is chaos,” he added.