A few hours after a Federal High Court, Abuja gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the go-ahead to continue recall process against him, Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West), on Monday, accused Governor Yahaya Bello of collaborating with the electoral body to remove him from the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.
In a statement after the judgement, he declared that the presence of the Kogi State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in court “over a matter that Kogi State is not joined as a party shows the clear collaborative efforts of INEC and Kogi State Government”.
The statement reads: “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 Govt 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 Govt must pay workers’ salaries and pay pensioners. We can not all sleep facing one side of the bed. We shall overcome this temporary shenanigans 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. God bless you all”.