The Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, at the weekend, declared his intention to represent his people once again by contesting the 2019 senatorial election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Senator is soliciting the support and mandate of the people of Kogi West to enable him consolidate on what he described as his modest achievements. In his declaration speech made available to The Daily Times, Melaye assured them that if given the mandate, he is going to serve as the harbinger of good tidings to the people while he pledged to serve as a catalyst for the rapid socio-economic transformation of his constituency and by extension, Kogi State.
He said: “I am determined to be remembered for good, by leaving a legacy of monumental development in every nook and cranny of Kogi West.
“I will at all times collaborate with my colleagues in the National Assembly irrespectively of party affiliation, to bring dividends of democracy to the door step of the common man”.
For effective service delivery, he promised to establish two functional complementary senatorial offices, one in Lokoja and another in Kabba for easy accessibility, stressing that the two offices will serve as information collating centres where diverse interests of the various communities will be articulated and packaged by competent hands and made available to him for necessary prompt action.
As a patriot and a completely detribalised Nigeria, Melaye said no part of his constituency will be marginalised in the distribution of goodies.
“To enable me address the palpable infrastructural state of Kogi West, I am determined to “hit the ground” as soon as I am sworn in by the grace of God and your good will, by setting the necessary machinery in motion to accomplish the task.
Their functions will be amongst to consult with the Local people so as to determine their priority areas in infrastructural development. The input of the local people will certainly guide me in the preparation of bills and motions to be tabled before the committee of the whole Senate,” Melaye posited.
To do otherwise, Melaye said, amounts to nothing, but a great disservice to the people, the state, and “the finger that feeds the individual” and above all an abuse of political privilege. Affirming that the nation’s experimental democracy is being put on trial by usurpers, Melaye charged all Kogites to rise up and say no to despotism and save the country from impeding political intimidation.