‘We Were Not Induced to Recall Dino’ – Abdulmalik

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A frontline actor in the recall process in Lokoja Local Government Area, Abdulmalik Suleiman, said people of Kogi West were not induced or influenced by anyone to commence the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye.

He said the people were disenchanted because Dino had failed to provide them good representation but rather engaged in petty and unnecessary controversies in the Senate.

“Dino has become an embarrassment to Kogi West in particular and the state in general. Since we elected him to the Senate, the primary work expected of him as a parliamentarian was not done. Dino has evaded his responsibility and has been pursuing pecuniary and selfish interests.

“He has never thought about how to bring dividends of democracy to his people. He is rather taking on individuals. If he is not molesting Tinubu’s wife today, he will be there diverting attention to the issue of how Ali Hameed must wear the uniforms of customs.

“We did not elect him to be meddling in all these petty issues. We elected him to serve the people. Buying all those roadside awards, being the best senator and all those worthless things are not the reason we sent him there.

“Even though we are not induced to recall Dino, if there is anyone ready to spend N1billion to recall him, it is worth it,’’ he said.

He said the collection of signatures had been concluded in some of the areas while the process is ongoing in some other areas.

“The collection of signatures is going on very well. I can tell you that people are enthusiastic about it. It is an opportunity for them to make a change, and this will be a lesson for all elected public officers because Dino has truly abandoned us.

“This recall is an opportunity for us to redeem the mistake we made in 2015 by electing Dino. I can tell you that it is going on fine and we are confident we are going to get more than the 50per cent, plus one. There is no going back on the move to recall Dino.’’

He said the governor had no hands whatsoever in the recall process as being alleged by Dino, saying it was purely the wish and decision of the people.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State chapter of the APC has condemned the ongoing recall process of Senator Melaye, describing it as “disservice’’ to the state and the western senatorial district of the state.

The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo, at a press conference in Abuja, said the contributions of Senator Melaye to the formation of the party, and his “tireless efforts’’ during the electioneering campaigns which led to the party’s victory, including the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, was not only noticeable but extremely valuable.

Credit: Daily Trust

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