The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has accused the Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, of plotting to assassinate him. for fighting for the state’s workers and pensioners.
Melaye, who said this on Saturday said Bello wanted him dead because he (Melaye) was fighting for the state’s workers and pensioners.
Addressing women of his senatorial district who embarked on a peaceful protest at Aiyetoro-Gbede, the senator stated that workers and pensioners in the state were suffering and dying, following the non-payment of 15-month salaries and pensions by the governor.
The senator said, “Yahaya Bello collected N20bn from the Federal Government as bailout fund. Still, he refused to settle workers. He also collected N11bn from the Paris Club fund. Still, he refused to pay workers and pensioners.
“Children can no longer go to school. Tenants can no longer pay their house rent. Enough is enough, the people of Kogi State are tired of this government.
“The advent of Yahaya Bello as governor and Taofiq Isa as the local government administrator in the political history of Kogi State has brought this unfortunate socio-political paradigm shift.”
Reacting swiftly through his Director -General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, Governor Bello said he did not believe Melaye could make such a statement adding that the senator’s supporters, who he described as “largely ignorant about security matters,” might be the ones behind the allegations.
But Bello said, “Senator Melaye understands the implications of making such weighty allegations and would not try it.”