The People’s Democratic Party National Youth Frontier has described as “good for the deepening of our political institutions” the defection of Sen. Dino Melaye to the PDP from the APC.
Speaking earlier today at the NAF Centre, the founder and National President of the group, Comrade Austin Usman Okai said that “Sen. Dino Melaye was a prime promoter of the PDP in Kogi State. Unfortunately, due to circumstances which were unmanageable at some point, He was constrained to leave the party. Since he has decided out of his own volition having tasted the so called phantom change to return to the PDP, we consider Him one of us.”
Comrade Okai added that: “whereas Sen. Dino joined the APC, He did not pander to the whims of the men in power by abandoning the people; especially the masses around which the philosophy of the PDP had been built. He was vocal and equivocal in His fight against injustice and tyranny.”
Reacting to speculations about automatic tickets, Comrade Okai noted that “What is most important is that Sen. Dino is now a member of the PDP and is willing and ready to join hands with the progressives in Kogi State to ensure that we put an end to bad governance and a deliberate destruction of the governance institutions in the state. His political future in the PDP is bright and I am certain that he will work assiduously to justify what benefits he will derive from the party.”
Comrade Okai concluded by reinforcing His initial call that the Kogi State governor commence preparation of His hand over note and brace up for retirement after 2019.
He said “Yahaya Bello should read the signs on the wall and brace up. He should wrap up his handover notes; cross the T’s and dot the I’s. Most importantly, He should prepare to go into a self induced premature retirement because the consensus is clear and loud in all corners of Kogi State that whereas there are many options and alternatives, Yahaya Bello does not fit into any.”