The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Dino Melaye, a Senator representing Kogi West at Nigerian Senate as spokesman for its Presidential Campaign Council for 2019 elections.
The appointment of the Kogi West senator comes a day after the opposition party inaugurated its Campaign Council. The Council is chaired by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Melaye, who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to the PDP in July, announced his appointment on Twitter on Friday morning.
“Thank you PDP for my appointment as Director incharge of Civil Societies/NGO’S and Campaign Spokesperson in the PDP Presidential Campaign. We shall usually overcome. Light will always rejoice over darkness. Power to the People,” he tweeted.
This is not the first time Melaye will be acting as a spokesperson as he held the same position for Bukola Saraki when he was contesting for the Senate Presidency in 2015.
Atiku Abubakar is the 2019 presidential candidate of the PDP. He is seeking to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari, who assumed the position after four attempts.