Kogi State government yesterday told the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly to face his problems with the police and stop ‘hanging such on innocent people.’
Addressing journalists in Lokoja over allegations by the senator that Governor Yahaya Bello was behind his travails, Director-General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, dismissed such as ‘untrue, illogical and a desperate attempt by the sinking senator to whip up sentiments.’
He said: “We have decided to allow Dino Melaye sink alone. We are not prepared to sink with him. He can’t lean on the state government to reawaken his dead political career.
“The cases between the Nigeria Police and Dino Melaye are well documented. None of them has anything to do with either the state government or the governor. Nigerians are used to such spurious allegations and blackmail for political gains.
“This is a senator who said he stayed on a tree for eleven hours. This is a senator who framed his own constituents on an assassination charge, which was later thrown out by a competent court of jurisdiction.
“As a government, we are preoccupied by our desire to make the state one of the best in Nigeria. We won’t submit to any orchestrated attempt to distract us from our set objectives.
“We have no issue with Dino Melaye and we will not intervene or stop the Nigeria Police from doing its work. Governor Yahaya Bello is concerned about security of lives and property in this state.