… Visits Late Ebira Monarch’s Palace
Barely one week to the Kogi State Governorship election, Dino Melaye of PDP was presented by Senator Hadiza Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, on Saturday 4 November to a mammoth crowd in Okene, the political headquarters of Ebira Nation.
Senator Akpoti-Uduaghan told the overflowing crowd at her Campaign Secretariat, to come out enmasse on Saturday, November 11, 2023 and vote for Senator Melaye and protect their vote till the end.
She said voting Senator Melaye as the next governor of Kogi state is the only way to guarantee the agenda of peace, freedom, development and social justice in Ebiraland and Kogi State in general.
Noting that she is strongly behind the candidature of Senator Dino Melaye in line with the bigger agenda for Ebiraland “which encompasses the ingredients of better life for all our people”.
Sen. Natasha also enjoined the people of Ebira nation not to allow themselves to be distracted by any form of mundane agenda.
According to her, having been sworn in as “Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and as Ambassador of the Ebira nation, I will lead the Ebira Nation on the path of freedom, peace, harmony and justice, and that path include electing Senator Dino as the next governor of Kogi State.
She thanked the people for standing with her throughout the battle to regain “the mandate you freely gave to me. I will not disappoint you.”
The candidate of the PDP, Senator Dino Melaye, in appreciation of Senator Akpoti-Uduaghan, assured the people of Ebiraland that “in conjunction with Senator Natasha, “we will work for the progress of Ebiraland.”
He told the people that he has no ethnic agenda to pursue in Kogi state, adding that he “will assiduously work in every way to stop percentage salaries, kidnapping, disappearance of citizens, excavation of road during elections and corruption.
He promised to return local government administration back to the people at the grassroots stressing that there can be no meaningful development at the grassroots until the people are allowed to govern their affairs.
Earlier, Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan visited the palace of the late Ohinoyi which was placed under lock believably by the state government to stop the popular senator from paying her condolences.
Senator Natasha, who was undeterred, addressed a large gathering of Ebira people and noted that she had come to the palace where she had always visited since her childhood to pay respect to the late king.