Dino Melaye Attacks Governor Bello Over Assassination Attempt

Senator Dino Melaye has criticised Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for keeping silent over the assassination attempt on his life which occurred on Easter eve.

The senator according to Vanguard, said he is still in shock that the state, especially Kogi west senatorial district could go low in its politics of bitterness to the extent of assassination.

Melaye in a statement on Tuesday, April, 18 by his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, said the incident was occurring for the first time in the history of the district.

The senator described the situation as unfortunate, regretable, highly disturbing and very strange to the socio-political culture of Kogi west senatorial district.

He however thanked the Almighty God for sparing his life as he declares that God is his “Rock and Salvation”.

“Senator Dino Melaye declared his unrelented resolution to continue to champion democratic courses targeted at good governance, masses empowerment and the Rule of Law. He promised never to relent in his fight against corruption, maladministration, impunity and nepotism.

“No amount of threat, blackmail, name-calling and harassment will stop him from being the voice of the voiceless and the mouthpiece of the common man.

“It is outrageous and high sense of disbelief that four days after the attempt on his life, the Kogi State governor, the Chief Security Officer of the State, has neither called nor visited to know the state of affairs with him as a serving Senator from Kogi State. The Governor’s deafening silence speaks volumes. Melaye noted.

Dino said long in the history of Kogi West, various political gladiators have at various times, had their differences but noted that none had escalated to the level of attempt on life

He therefore called on Kogi Elders, traditional leaders and opinion leaders to call for order and restraint.

In response, however, the state governor, Yahaya Bello said he will not join issue with the senator, who he said is hunted by his past.

The governor also said Dino had not called him in person to report the assassination attempt on his life to him, insisting that if Melaye fails to report the incident to him, he too will have nothing to say.

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