Senator Dino Melaye, yesterday, faulted Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State’s “deafening silence” over the reported Easter eve assassination attempt on his life, claiming that the “governor’s silence speaks volumes.”

However, Governor Bello said he would not join issue with the Senator, but urged him to wait for police to do their job.

Senator Melaye, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Gideon Ayodele, described the situation as unfortunate and very strange to the socio-political culture of Kogi West Senatorial District.

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According to the statement, “Senator Dino Melaye declared his resolution to continue to champion democratic causes targeted at good governance, masses empowerment and the Rule of Law.

“He promised never to relent in his fight against corruption, maladministration, impunity and nepotism. No amount of threat, blackmail, name-calling and harassment will stop him from being the voice of the voiceless.

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“It is outrageous that four days after the attempt on his life, the Kogi State governor, the Chief Security Officer of the State, has neither called nor visited to know the state of affairs with him as a serving Senator from the state. The Governor’s deafening silence speaks volumes.”

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