Senator Dino Melaye, who previously represented Kogi West Senatorial District in Nigeria's National Assembly, recently gave ₦500,000 to each of the 25 Kogi State House of Assembly candidates running under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform.
He announced this on his verified Facebook page, and his followers and fans on the platform reacted strongly to the news. Melaye is a vocal supporter of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP's presidential candidate in the 2019 elections.
Melaye has also declared his intention to run for the governorship of Kogi State under the PDP. Meanwhile, Abubakar has rejected the results of the presidential election, which he lost to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress. Abubakar has assembled a legal team to contest the election results, alleging that they were rigged in favor of Tinubu.
Melaye's donation to the PDP candidates for the Kogi State House of Assembly has generated considerable attention and discussion on social media. His political activism and involvement in the PDP have made him a prominent figure in Nigerian politics
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