Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday said, his eyes set on the presidency in 2027.
The senator from Kogi west, whose current ambition is to emerge as the governor of Kogi state made this statement in the state house, after meeting with party exco at the party secretariat in Lokoja, and also went to the NUJ press centre, where he presented his missions and visions for the state.
Melaye said his desires to to build a ‘New Kogi’ ruled by Ideas, rescue the state from the incumbent, and not just to govern the state only.
Senator Melaye also revealed that the governorship struggle was just a stepping stone to his presidential ambition.
Speaking further, he said, “Kogi State is not witnessing democracy, what we are witnessing is a 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 as no business to be poor. I shall look into agriculture and technology to turn around the economic fortune of the state” he said.
On the most competent candidate for the number one position of the state, Melaye stated that, 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’m also not in the race to bamboozle you, I’m in the race to take the state to the promised land.
In four year, we shall make the state the economic envy of other states. “I fear nobody, I only respect human beings. I have been arrested for 18 times within the last three year 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 said.
Melaye, however, tasked the NUJ to organised a guber debate amongst the aspirants across party level to give the state a chance to pick their candidate, saying the guber race is too important to leave in the hands of political class alone.