Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west senatorial district in the upper chambers of the National Assembly, has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to declare a state of emergency in Kogi state before anarchy becomes the order of the day.
This follows the attack on the state lawmakers when suspected thugs invaded the Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday, August 1, and prevented the legislators from holding plenary.
Naija News gathered the lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Senate, who disclosed this in a social media platforms “Chat with the Speaker” condemned in strong terms the attack on the Assembly. He called on stakeholders in the APC to challenge the anti democratic activities allegedly orchestrated by Governor Yahaya Bello, noting that the Governor should not be allowed to destroy the labour of genuine APC members in Kogi State.
He said: “The draconian Idi Amin approach to governance by Yahaya Bello today as displayed by his criminally minded hooligans and hired killers in usurping the legislative powers and priviledges of the Parliament is a clear manifestation of satanism. “The unwarranted attack on Hon. Friday Sani Makama shall not be swept under the carpet.
“We are not in a banana republic. It is manifestly clear now that the acting President must declare a state of Emergency in Kogi State before Anarchy becomes Total.” The Kogi state governor in a swift reaction, distanced himself from the Assembly attack.
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However, reacting to Melaye’s call,the Kogi state Governor, speaking through his director general, media and publicity Kingsley Fanwo, the Governor maintained that his administration will not condone any act of thuggery.
Bello mocked Melaye’s claims of an attack and said the state has been witnessing reports of imaginary attacks that never happened. The Cable reports that Bello said through his director-general on media and publicity Kingsley Fanwo that he said nothing of the alleged attack on Melaye because he believed the police is capable of investigating the matter and he wanted to make informed comments.
Source: Naija News