Senator Dino Melaye of the Kogi West senatorial district has accused the state governor, Yahaya Bello of silence over his attempted assassination.
Hoodlums had stormed the senator’s house on the eve of the Easter holidays, destroying cars and part of the building with bullets.
In a statement through his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, Melaye accused Governor Bello of not even bothering to call or check on him after the incident.
“Senator Dino Melaye declared his unrelented resolution to continue to champion democratic courses 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 and the mouthpiece of the common man.
“It is outrageous and high sense of disbelief 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 Kogi State. The Governor’s deafening silence speaks volumes.”
In response, Yahaya stated that Melaye had not yet reported the incident to him, and will not comment on it until he does.