The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has described his recall process as a hoax. According to him, many appointees of the Kogi state government would go to jail over forgery.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the lawmaker noted that his recall would not lead to payment of workers’ 15 months’ salary arrears in the state.
However, as the threat of recall seems to grow more real as the day passes, who might be able to save Dino Melaye? Below is a list of some:
1. Senator Bukola Saraki
Despite the allegations of corruption hanging on him, Melaye's pledged loyalty to Senate president, Bukola Saraki is undivided.
He once said that if the whole country turns its back at Saraki, he will remain his only supporter. Recently, at the acquittal of Saraki of false assets charges at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Melaye lifted Saraki in the tribunal, showing that no man can pull him down.
During this trying times, Saraki may come to the rescue of his 'god-son'.
2. Senator Ike Ekweremadu
Ike Ekweremadu is Nigeria's deputy Senate president. Though a PDP lawmaker, he pitches tent with the likes of Dino Melaye and Saraki.
He may also influence Melaye's recall process.
3. Abubakar Atiku
Nigeria's former president, Abubakar Atiku, may also weigh in. Saraki is friends with Atiku, and may use his influence to rescue Melaye.
Atiku is also eyeing the presidential seat in 2019 may need a man like Melaye in his presidential ambition.
4. Ibrahim Babangida
Recently, Senator Bukola Saraki and Melaye visited former military ruler, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida at his Minna residence in March.
Some said that the meeting may be connected with Saraki’s strategies for 2019 elections. Babangida might also weigh into the matter.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the senator representing Kogi West Central Dino Melaye on Thursday, June 22, said he is being attacked for asking for good governance in Kogi state.
Melaye said the recent agitation for his recall as a senator at the National Assembly is engineered by the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello.
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