The reports on Saturday said that some indigenes of Odo Ape in the Kogi West Senatorial District, said they no longer want Senator Dino Melaye as their representative as they have began the process of trying to recall him from the National Assembly.
It was gathered that the angry constituents claimed the federal lawmaker was not performing and that they were tired of “continuous embarrassment” he was causing them.
A correspondent who visited some of the councils, observed that the collection of signatures took place at Lokoja and Kogi local government councils on Friday and continued at Ijumu, Yagba West and Yagba East on Saturday as people came out with photocopies of their permanent voter cards to put their names down.
Those who spoke to the correspondent said they were encouraged to put down their names to recall Melaye from the National Assembly, adding that they were also asked to submit photocopies of their PVCs as evidence.
In series of Tweets posted on his timeline, the outspoken APC politician, reacted to the development as photos emerged online, by accusing the State Governor, Yahaya Bello of“shooting the moon and boxing the air.”
He said; “Yahaya Bello: on recall of Dino Melaye,he is shooting the Moon and boxing the air. Spending over one billion naira tax payers money on an unproductive venture when salaries and pensions have not been paid is wicked.
“I will continue to defend the poor and defenseless masses of kogi state. If I die I die. We must rescue the state. – Sen Dino Melaye”