The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has claimed that Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has budgeted N1billion to have him recalled from the Senate.
Melaye has described the process to recall him from the upper legislative chamber as an exercise in futility and insists he is focused on defending the “poor and defenseless” people of Kogi.
He wrote on his Twitter page on Saturday: “Yahaya Bello: on recall of Dino Melaye, he is shooting the Moon and boxing the air. Spending over one billion naira tax payers money on an unproductive venture when salaries and pensions have not been paid is wicked.
“I will continue to defend the poor and defenseless masses of kogi state. If I die I die. We must rescue the state.”
His reaction comes after the Special Assistant to Governor Bello on Electronic Media, Gbenga Olorunpomi, shared photos of constituents in Odo Ape queueing up to append their signatures for the recall of Melaye.
“The people of Odo Ape say they no longer want senator Dino Melaye as their representative! See photos of the process.
“The Dino recall process is alive and well in Kogi west. We just might make history,” he wrote alongside the images.