• It’s not true, says state govt
By Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja
The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has accused the Kogi State Government of hatching plans to assassinate him on March 8 or March 9, 2019.
The senator last week emerged the winner of the senatorial election having defeated two terms Senator, Smart Adeyemi.
The senator who revealed this through his verified Twitter handle yesterday, alleged that the Kogi State Government was planning to assassinate him.
He however, maintained that the plan will fail and urged Nigerians to take note.
“Kogi State Government is planning to attack me on the 8 or 9 of this month. You will fail as always. God is my defence at all times. Nigerians take note,” he wrote.
However, the Director General, Media, and Publicity to the Governor Yahaya Bello, Kingsley Fanwo, described the allegation as false.
According to him, “It is false and unfounded. He should follow up the allegations with proof if he wants to be taken seriously.
“That is what men of integrity do. We have decided not to respond to such blackmail and mind games by him.
How can you allege that a government is trying to assassinate you? It is spurious and unintelligent.”
The director general said that “henceforth, we will demand for proof at the appropriate quarters.
“Our efforts on securing lives and property have been hailed globally. He campaigned here in Kogi State freely. Nobody attacked him.
“The state government is an institution that did not start with the present administration and won’t end with the present. We will do everything possible to protect the integrity and sanctity of that institution.”