Dino Melaye reacted to the unfavorable court order for his recall


As the Abuja high court made its pronouncement of judgment by dismissing Senator Dino Melaye’s suit challenging the recall process initiated by the electorates in his constituency. The Senator in a statement reacted to the judgement.

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district at the Nigerian Senate has 18 allegations listed against him by his constituents. The district comprises seven local governments including Yagba West, Yagba East, Mopamuro, Ijumu, Kabba/Bunu, Koton-Karfe, Lokoja.

In his reaction to the judgment delivered on Monday, September 11, 2017 by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba that gave Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the backing to “proceed with the recall process”, Melaye termed the recall process as an obvious persecution of his person.

He however assured his supporters that 'lies will never overtake or conquer truth'.

He said: "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 government 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".

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