The senator representing Kogi West district, Dino Melaye, has officially declared for the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state.
In a video addressing the people of the state, Melaye expressed readiness to take the residents out of poverty.
“I stand before you not to declare my ambition to be governor of Kogi state, but the ambition of the people of Kogi state.
“If it is for me, I will simply keep calm and look the other way. But if I do so, I would simply negate everything you have known me for,” he said in the video.
He, however, said he cannot look away when poverty continues to ravage the state as if it does not have the resources for development.
He complained about insecurity, violence and intimidation saying they have become the order of the day in the state.
“If I look away, then I am not the Dino you’ve come to know,” he added.
Melaye, representing Kogi west in the Senate had recently declared his ambition to vie for the governorship seat of Kogi under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker has intensified campaign with lots of posters and jingles on display on Twitter and Instagram, as well as showcased his achievements in the state.