- Senator Dino Melaye has prayed Federal High Court to declare the constitution of caretaker committees for the 21 local government areas of Kogi state illegal
- Melaye also, in his suit, prayed the court to make a declaration restraining Governor Yahaya Bello of the state and others from constituting any apointment
- However Senator Melaye has tweeted a newspaper publication declaring why the governor should be impeached
Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west senatoria district has dragged Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kongi state to Feral High Court sitting in Lokoja over non conduct of local government election.
Lawmaker of the Kogi state house of Assembly others in the suit wanted the court to declare the constitution of caretaker committees for the 21 local government areas of the state illegal by the law of the land.
Pulse reports that the suit was in support of 13 reliefs which include a declaration that the governor in pursuance of Section 56(1-6) Kogi state local government law 2008 could not appoint local government.
He also prayed the court to declare that the governor inline with the section 1(3) and Section 7(1) of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria “cannot exercise its power in such a manner as to have delayed, refused or neglected to conduct local government elections for the purposes of constituting the various local government councils”.
The lawmaker also prayed the court for a declaration that “upon the interpretation of Section 7 of the Allocation of Revenue (Federation Account) Act Cap A15, LFN2004 there cannot exist a validly and lawfully constituted Joint Local Government Account Allocation Committee for the purpose of administering all sums of money accruing to the local government areas”.
NAIJ.com gathered that Melaye also, in his suit, prayed the court to make a declaration restraining governor Bello, others from appointing any person as caretaker committee or sole administrator.
However Senator Melaye on May 29, 2017, had tweeted a newspaper publication declaring why the governor should be impeached.
NAIJ.com recalls that Senator Dino Melaye had described the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello as one that has brought so much hardship to the people of Kogi state
The Senator who represents Kogi west senatorial district alleged that Bello’s administration in the last one year has caused hardship to the people more than any other administration.
Melaye said this at a press conference in Abuja held by stakeholders” of the Kogi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, January 27.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of Tokunbo Idowu aka TBoss completely opened up on how she feels about Sen Dino Melaye after attending his book launch in Abuja: