Sen Dino Melaye, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kogi state has vowed not to govern the state by religion or ethnicity.
Speaking at the governorship campaign’s grand finale at the state party secretariat in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday, Melaye said that if elected, he would govern the state with the fear of God.
Addressing party supporters, Melaye vowed to industrialise and explore the vast mineral resources available in the state and improve the internally generated revenue through tourism which he said would attract investors.
Melaye asserted that out of the 18 contestants jostling to be the governor of the state, he was the most qualified, experienced, educated and exposed.
He said, “I will not be a Muslim governor, I will not be a Christian governor, I will not be an Egbira governor, I will not be an Okun governor, but I will govern with the fear of God.”
Speaking further, Melaye promised that those sacked by the present government during the screening exercise would be recalled within six months, and their arrears would be paid in full.
He added: “Don’t vote for the small parties that have no keyholders, without anything to offer; this is your opportunity to free yourselves from the grip of tyranny.”