The Peoples Democratic Party has announced the appointment of Senator Dino Melaye as the party’s spokesperson ahead of the 2019 elections.

Senator Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial district at the National Assembly, thanked his party for the appointment in a Twitter post on Friday.

He also assured the party of victory in the elections.

“Thank you PDP for my appointment as Director in charge of Civil Societies/NGO’S and Campaign Spokesperson in the PDP Presidential Campaign. We shall usually overcome,” he wrote.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the presidential election for February 16.

Headed by Senate president Bukola Saraki, the PDP presidential campaign council is entrusted with ensuring former Vice President Atiku Abubakar unseats incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari.

PDP chairman Uche Secondus has expressed optimism in the council’s ability to ensure the party’s return to power after its 16 years rule was halted by Buhari’s victory in 2015.

“I am confident that this assemblage of capable, courageous and patriotic men and women would lead us successfully to realize this objective of winning the 2019 general elections in order to rescue our dear country from the hands of the failed APC government

“If you meet every day with optimism if you confront every obstacle with determination; if you refuse to give up; if you never quit; if you approach every challenge with confidence and pride, no dream would be beyond your reach,” Secondus said.