Sen Dino Melaye, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, has alleged that the incumbent state governor, Yahaya Bello of seeking a third term by proxy.
Melaye, during an interview with Channels Television on Monday, said though Bello is not physically on the ballot box for the November 11 polls, he is seeking to remain in power by proxy through the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Ododo.
Melaye in his submission, suggested that Ododo would be a figurehead if elected while Bello would still be the one in charge.
“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.
“I will not want this debate to be about Yahaya Bello, rather I would like to market my political party and market what we have for Kogi State,” Melaye said.
The former Kogi West Senator however expressed confidence that such won’t happen because he is confident about winning the elections with the backing of the people of the state.
Melaye boasted that he has all the needed experience necessary to be the next Governor of Kogi State.
“It’s not debatable. I was a member of the House of Reps and I was voted twice as senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Leke Abejide is a member of the House of Reps but I was in the House of Reps 17 years ago.
“And the governorship of Kogi State is not a learning ground. It’s a place you need people who definitely must have managed human and material resources over the years,” the PDP candidate argued.