Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, on Wednesday, promised to end hunger, revive the state economy and bring it to an enviable height within four years.
Melaye disclosed this at a media interactive organised by the Kogi State council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for governorship aspirants, at the NUJ Press Centre, Lokoja.
The senator said his desire to govern the state was not only to rescue it from the incumbent but to build a ‘New Kogi’ that would be ruled by ideas. He also said he had his eyes set on the presidency in 2027, stressing that the governorship struggle was just a stepping stone to his presidential ambition
The PDP governorship aspirant for the November 16 2019 election vowed to end hunger and hardship if given an opportunity to govern the state.
He said: “Kogi State is not witnessing democracy, what we are witnessing is government of the greedy, by the greedy and for the greedy; best put as ‘greedocracy’. “But when I come on board as governor, I shall build a new Kogi State where ideas will revolutionise the state.
“My administration will banish hunger from the state. Kogi has no business being poor. I shall look into agriculture and technology to turn around the economic fortune of the state.” Melaye said amongst the aspirants in PDP, he remained the best and most experienced to rescue the state from the present occupant.
“I have no father, uncle, in-law or godfathers to pilot my ambition, but I have the requisite requirements to face the APC candidate in the election. “I fear no body, I only respect human beings. I have been arrested 18 times within the last three years and I have 12 cases in court, but I’m still standing. I have what it takes to face and rescue the state from Yahaya Bello,” he added.