As a result of the defection of Senator Dino Melaye from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the Peoples, APC, Democratic Party, PDP, members of the constituency of the senator in Kogi West are asking for the removal of the senator from office.
A group identified as Kogi West League of Professionals, are requesting for the support of other members of the senatorial district to give their support to Dr Williams Toyin Akanle in the forthcoming election for the seat in 2019.
The group made this known today in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital through its chairman, Malam Ibrahim Nda Musa.
According to the chairman who spoke reporters on the opinion of the group, Akanle is the best candidate for the replacement of Melaye.
He further posited that Akanle is a man of integrity and intelligence and that he is capable of occupying the position in other to foster the development of the state.
In the words of Musa, “Never again would we send mediocre representation to the National Assembly, especially the Senate. In 2019, we shall field our best brains; we shall ensure that only people with proven records of achievements and integrity emerge as our leaders.”
Musa further noted that the group is certain that Akanle “will reverse the misfortune that has befallen Kogi West and reposition the zone by way of exploiting its huge human and material potentials to engender the needed growth and development.”
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, Akanle would be contesting for the Kogi West senatorial seat under the platform of the APC.