The Kogi state government under
Governor Yahaya Bello has reacted to the ruling of the Federal High Court over the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West.
Shortly after the court dismissed the application by the senator to end the petition by the Independent National Electoral Commission to recall him, Melaye alleged the Kogi Government, INEC and some top Federal Government offocials of being in collaborative efforts to sack him from the Red Chambers.
In response to the allegation, Kingsley Fanwo , the Director General on Media and Publicity to the state Governor refuted the claim of Senator Melaye, describing it as “false and misleading”.
‘We saw the tweet by the Senator that the Attorney General of the State was at the Federal High Court today where the court gave a legal nod to the process of his recall. To set the record straight, neither the Attorney General nor any state official was at the said court today. We are not a party to the suit which was between the Senator and INEC.
“We urge the Senator to face realities in his battle with the people of his constituency. We consider such falsehood unnecessary as we have no interest in the issues that were determined. The Attorney General is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, a sound legal luminary who is never known for defending fraud and corruption; a man who is highly respected in legal circles. The Attorney General of the State was busy attending meetings both in his office and Government House today. He was busy with official duties. We urge our law enforcement agencies to ensure that those jubilating over the outcome of the legal battle do so within the ambit of law without jeopardizing public peace” he said.