The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State of plotting to arrest and detain Dino Melaye, the Kogi West Senatorial Candidate of the PDP, ahead of the November 16 elections.
According to the PDP, the plot was made alongside Smart Adeyemi, the Director-General of Bello’s campaign organisation and the ruling All Progressives Congress candidate for the Kogi West Senatorial District.
“The Peoples Democratic Party has called on the people of Kogi West Senatorial District and Kogi electorates to resist any attempt to rob them of their right in choosing candidates of their choice in the elections,” a statement released by Melaye’s aide Gideon Ayodele, reads.
Governor Bello however in his reaction noted that it was not his responsibility to arrest people. He further noted that Mr. Melaye does not need to be arrested because he would loss in the forthcoming election.
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