Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared his intention to run for Kogi State governorship election scheduled for November 16.
Melaye made his intention to run known to the public on Saturday during a meeting of Kogi West PDP executives held at his country home in Aiyetoro Gbede, Ijumu local government area of the state.
While soliciting for supports of the electorate towards actualising his dream, Melaye expressed optimism of emerging the next governor of the state.
Senator Melaye who defeated Smart Adeyemi during the last national assembly election to retain his seat in the 9th Senate has joined the long list of over 40 PDP governorship aspirants jostling to wrestle power from the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello.
Meanwhile, in the APC, some major challengers, amongst them, a former Chief of Naval Staff, Jibril Usman and Yahaya Audu, a brother to late Prince Abubakar Audu have indicated interest to slug it out with Governor Yahaya Bello during the primary election scheduled for August.
The political atmosphere in the state is gradually getting charged ahead of the November 16 governorship election.