It would seem that the face off between Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello, and his erstwhile close ally, Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West, is taking on a new twist.
Top Kogi All Progressive Congress (APC) members, have failed in their efforts to reconcile Governor Yahaya Bello and Senator Dino Melaye. It would be recalled that Yahaya and Melaye are not in good terms, they have become arch enemies,as a result of Melaye’s frequent criticism and attack on Yahaya’s government.
Melaye also accused Governor Yahaya of allegedly sending assassins to murder him on two occasions but the attempts were foiled by security operatives. Melaye further alleged Yahaya Bello, as the brain behind his senate recall process, which is currently on halt.
Amidst these controversies trailing Governor Yahaya lately, Kogi civil servants are threatening industrial action, while some have embarked on an indefinite strike over backlogs of unpaid salaries. In light of this development,Dino Melaye took to his Instagram page to condemn Governor Yahaya Bello for wasting resources unnecessarily.
On Thursday,October 19 2017, Governor Yahaya syndicated a 72 page advertorial on Leadership Newspaper, in it he addressed some pressing issues within the North central state. This infuriated Senator Melaye, as he took to his Instagram page, castigating Governor Yahaya, with a picture of the advertorial.
According to Melaye, it is a total waste of state funds, when workers and pensioners are owed over 15 months salaries. To splurge the alleged sum of N40M in an advertorial.