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Governor Yahaya Bello denies sponsoring Dino Melaye’s recall

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has denied sponsoring the mobilization of Senator Dino Melaye’s constituents to recall him from the National Assembly

He said this in reaction to the claims that he allegedly earmarked N1billion to facilitate the recall of the lawmaker who represents Kogi West Senatorial District at the red chamber.

Bello, in a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Gbenga Olorunponmi, said the Senator had nothing to fear about the state government.

According to the statement, the governor advised Melaye to focus on serving his constituents whom he described as “his masters” and to respect their wishes.

The statement reads in part: “The recent developments in Kogi West Senatorial District are strictly an issue for the good people of that zone, and the senator is well aware of that.

“He has nothing to fear from the Kogi State Government but he should know that he owes his constituents a duty to serve them. They are his masters and he should heed them.”

It could be recalled that Melaye had in a post on his social media handles alleged that Bello had spent over N1bn to execute the ongoing process by his constituents to recall him.

The post read, “Yahaya Bello: on recall of Dino Melaye, he is shooting the moon and boxing the air. Spending over N1bn tax payers’ money on an unproductive venture when salaries and pensions have not been paid is wicked. I will continue to defend the poor and the defenceless.”

Photographs of registers containing signatures said to be those of constituents demanding Melaye’s recall had surfaced on the social media on Saturday.

The lawmaker, who published one of the photographs on his Instagram page, however, described the process as a joke.

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