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Dino Melaye’s Recall Senator accuses Kogi Governor, INEC of witch-hunt

The Senator also said that he will survive the recall attempt, adding that lies cannot overcome the truth.

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Senator Dino Melaye


Senator Dino Melaye has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello and some top Federal Government officials want to bring him down.

Melaye said this while reacting to reports that a Federal High court in Abuja has ordered the electoral body to go ahead with the process of his recall.

The Senator also said that he will survive the recall attempt, adding that lies cannot overcome the truth.

He said “My great people of Kogi west senatorial district of Kogi state, in the face of obvious persecution and appealable judgement of the federal high court Abuja today, let not your heart be troubled. Lies will never overtake or conquer truth.

“The presence of the Kogi state attorney-general and Commissioner for Justice in court today over a matter that Kogi State is not joined as a party shows the clear collaborative efforts of INEC and Kogi state government.

“However, these combined efforts of governor Yahaya Bello, INEC, top federal government officials and top security agents to harangue and stampede me out of the Senate against the will of Kogi West constituents will fail woefully. He who is with me from above is greater than all of them put together.

“I will not stop speaking truth to authority. Kogi State Government must pay workers’ salaries and pay pensioners. We cannot all sleep facing one side of the bed.

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“We shall overcome this temporary Shenanigan in the long run. We will neither sleep nor slumber on this. I use this opportunity to thank my dear constituents for their abiding love for and confidence shown towards me,” The Cable reports.

You will recall that INEC, in a statement issued by Prince Solomon Soyebi, its National Commissioner on Voter Education and Publicity had on July 13, 2017, told newsmen that it had suspended the verification process of Dino Melaye’s recall petition.

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