- Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has described Senator Dino Melaye as a social defiant
- The governor said the federal lawmakers needed to carry out an exercise urgently on Melaye
- Bello described Melaye’s claim that he earmarked N1 billion for his recall as a figment of his imagination
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, on Wednesday, June 14, described Senator Dino Melaye as a social defiant that should be checked by the Senate, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the governor said the federal lawmakers needed to carry out the exercise urgently before they would be adjudged birds of the same feather with Melaye.
Kogi state governor speaking with State House correspondents after he met with the acting president, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja said he came to brief Osinbajo of development in his state.
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When asked to comment on the crisis between him and Melaye, the governor said when a child lacked proper parental care and home upbringing, he would constitute social menace to the society.
He said: “I think it is necessary that that wonderful house should, as a matter of urgency, and as a matter of fact, check any social deviant that exists within them before they could be adjudged birds of the same feather. I know they are not of the same feather.
“But sincerely speaking, Kogi State is living in peace, projects are ongoing, we are all happy over there. Salaries are being paid as and when due and we are making serious progress.”
The governor also described Melaye’s claim that he earmarked N1bn for his recall as a figment of his imagination.
He said: “The good people of Okunland and indeed West Senatorial District have learnt from a bitter mistake of not taming and curbing that social deviant (Melaye) and they have decided to take lawful steps in recalling him.”
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district dragged 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.
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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.
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: