OrderPaperToday – Fresh from losing out in the highly disputed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi governorship primary election, Senator Dino Melaye has rejected his appointment as the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council.
It would be recalled that Musa Wada, younger brother to the immediate past governor of the state, Idris Wada, defeated Melaye and 11 others to emerge as the PDP candidate for the upcoming Kogi guber elections.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, had announced Melaye’s appointment as the DG of Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council.
However, in a swift reaction, Senator Melaye took to his official twitter handle @dino-melaye to reject PDP’s offer while sarcastically wishing the party “all the best”.
“Let me state categorically that I have turned down the
position of the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship
“I wish PDP all the best. When truth is a casualty, there is chaos,” Melaye twitted on Friday.
These are tough times for the PDP, the country’s main opposition party. In the last two months, the party has battled a leadership crisis at the National Assembly following the emergence of Ndudi Elumelu as the House Minority Leader against the party’s anointed candidate, Kingsley Chinda.
The party has also been immersed in more crises following primary elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. In addition, on Wednesday, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal dismissed the petitions filed by the PDP Presidential candidate in the 2019 elections against President Muhammadu Buhari following his re-election.
Insult was added to injury when an influential party figure and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike openly congratulated the President even after the PDP rejected the tribunal’s judgement and indicated its intention to appeal at the supreme court.