BY BODE GBADEBO, Abuja
The Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the Senate, Senator Dino Melaye, has blamed Governor Yahaya Bello for the Tuesday’s attack on the Kogi State House of Assembly and its members, describing the attack on the legislative arm as unwarranted.
The federal lawmaker attributed the latest assault on the state legislators to Governor Bello’s approach to governance in the Confluence State even as he urged the acting President Yemi Osinbajo to declare a state of emergency in the state in order to forestall full scale anarchy.
In a statement issued by Senator Melaye on Wednesday, he called on well-meaning members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to reign in Bello before the governor, according to the vocal lawmaker, squander what is left of the party’s fortunes in the state.
“The draconian Idi Amin approach to governance by Yahaya Bello 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 economic cankerworm and social scavenger called Bello must be tamed before he finishes spending the little political capital left for APC in Kogi. We must not all keep quiet and allow this stranger destroy the labour of genuine APC members in Kogi. We will not allow him to take us back to Egypt. We must rescue Kogi now!,” Senator Melaye said.
LEADERSHIP reports that the attack on Kogi State House of Assembly by hoodlums is coming two days after similar attack on federal lawmakers and journalists by sponsored political miscreants in Kaduna while holding a press conference at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre on Sunday.