While speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, the governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, said that the senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye, is inconsequential in the politics of the state.
The governor who was commenting on the Wednesday incident where a block of four classrooms Melaye donated to Government Girls Secondary School, Sarki Noma, Lokoja, were burnt down by suspected hoodlums, said Melaye is an “attention seeker” who may attack himself to get public sympathy.
He said neither he nor his supporters played a role in the attack, adding that there is a possibility Melaye staged the incident.
“The project that was embarked on by him that was burnt down is highly condemnable. I condemn it in its entirety,” Bello said.
“Remember the person in question is an attention seeker, remember he has orchestrated self-attacks severally in the state and I won’t be surprised in order to draw public sympathy if he organised that for himself.
“This is a project he started; nobody stopped you from starting it. You continued it and you completed it, nobody stopped you. You are about commissioning it, why would anybody go and burn it down? Why would any right thinking person go there and burn it down?
“That is not our character, that is not my own style of politicking. If anything, any development is for the people. The money did not come from his pocket, it is public fund meant for the people.
“So, if he tries to do that, and turn around to seek for public sympathy and orchestrated that on himself again, it is most unfortunate. That is the only way I can attribute it.
“In Kogi state remember, that we inherited a volatile state where a lot of insecurity, violence used to be an order of the day but upon assumption of office, Kogi state is the safest today.”