Senator Dino Melaye has accused the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, of sponsoring the move to recall him from the Senate.
Melaye, who is representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, alleged that the Governor paid N200 million to each of the seven local government areas in the district to recall him.
Addressing his supporters in Kogi State on Sunday, June 11, Melaye assured them that the plot to recall him will fail, adding that his constituents are solidly behind him.
The electorate in the seven local government areas that make up Kogi West Senatorial District on Saturday besieged polling units in the area to endorse the request for the recall of the senator.
They affixed the photocopy of their permanent voter cards to the recall form.
Melaye alleged that 30 supporters of his who refused to be part of the move were arrested on the order of the Governor.
“Quote me, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has released N200 million for each of the seven local government areas in my senatorial district to facilitate my recall from the Senate,” Melaye alleged.
Reacting to the allegation, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Akinti Onyegbule, dismissed Melaye’s claims.
The governor and the senator have been at loggerheads in recent times.
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