A former Minister of Police Affairs, Maj.-Gen. David Jemibewon (retd.); a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN); and a former Minister of Health, Prof Eyitayo Lambo, have all thrown their weight behind embattled senator Dino Melaye, claiming that the signatures are not from Kogi West Senatorial District.
The former ministers, under the aegis of the Okun Development Initiative, in a statement signed yesterday by its chairman, Prof. Eyitayo Lambo said, “The Okun Development Initiative, a prominent socio-cultural association from the western part of Kogi State, declares that the signatures being bandied about as those of the constituents of Senator Dino Melaye, seeking to recall him, are actually not from Kogi-West, the district Melaye represents in the Senate.”
“The prerogative of any constituent to exercise his or her constitutionally guaranteed right to recall is inalienable but it is obvious the initiators and instigators of the current attempt against Senator Dino Melaye are not from Kogi-West but lackeys and cronies of constituted authority, an apparent outcome of misguided advice to those insistent on dividing and decimating Okun land politically for egoistic purposes.”
The date for the verification of signatures for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye has been set for3rd July, 2017.