The Peoples Democratic Party has said Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and his campaign’s Director-General, Smart Adeyemi, plotted the arrest and detention of Dino Melaye before the November 16 polls.
PDP revealed that the plot was allegedly hatched during a meeting at the Government House.
A statement from Dino’s media aide, Gideon Ayodele, yesterday disclosed that the governor and Adeyemi alongside other APC stakeholders in the state had wrapped up arrangements to make sure Dino Melaye was arrested and detained before elections kicked off.
It read, “The Peoples Democratic Party has called on the people of Kogi West Senatorial District and Kogi electorates to resist any attempt to rob them of their right in choosing candidates of their choice in the elections.”
However, Yahaya Bello’s Director-General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, has said it was not the governor’s duty to arrest offenders.
His words, “The governor is not interested in arresting anyone, not even Dino because there is no need for that. He has lost the election because he is not campaigning since he has nothing to tell the people.”
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Yahya Adoza Bello (born June 18, 1975) is a Nigerian politician, businessman and the current Governor of Kogi State. Bello was declared winner of the 2015 Kogi gubernatorial election after he was chosen on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as the replacement for the late Abubakar Audu who originally won the election but died before the result was declared.
Bello was born June 18, 1975 in Okene, Kwara State, the youngest of six children. He attended LGEA Primary School, Agassa in Okene LGA beginning in 1984. He was named as a class prefect of class two and was made the school Head Boy in class six. He attended high school at Agassa Community Secondary School, Anyava, Agassa-Okene and obtained his JSSCE and SSCE certificates from Government Secondary School, Suleja-Niger State in 1994.
Bello studied at Kaduna State Polytechnic Zaria in 1995 and obtained an accounting degree from Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria in 1999. Yahaya Bello further enrolled for a Masters program in Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria where he obtained Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2002. Bello became a chartered fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria in 2004.