The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, and his campaign’s Director-General have been accused by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party of planning to arrest and detain Senator Dino Melaye before the November 16 elections.
The opposition party noted that the alleged plan was hatched on Monday during a meeting at the Government House.
The media aide to Senator Melaye, Gideon Ayodele, on Tuesday claimed that the Kogi State governor and his campaign manager had concluded arrangement to ensure that Melaye is arrested and detained before the elections.
The statement read, “The Peoples Democratic Party has called on the people of Kogi West Senatorial District and Kogi electorates to resist any attempt to rob them of their right in choosing candidates of their choice in the elections.”
Governor Bello’s Director-General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, said it’s not the duty of the governor to arrest offenders.
He said, “The governor is not interested in arresting anyone, not even Dino because there is no need for that. He has lost the election because he is not campaigning since he has nothing to tell the people.”