The Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the Senate, Senator Dino Melaye, has reacted to the ruling of an Abuja High Court, which okayed his the continuation of his recall process, saying the he remain unperturbed as effort to force him out of the Senate will surely fail.
HappeningNOW reports that Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had on Monday dismissed Melaye’s suit filed in July, seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from proceeding with his planned recall following a petition by his ‘constituents’.
But Melaye in a statement sent to HappeningNOW shortly after the judgement asked his constituents and supporters to remain calm “in the face of obvious persecution and appealable judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja,” noting that truth will eventually prevail in the matter.
“My great people of Kogi West Senatorial district of Kogi state, in the face of obvious persecution and appealable judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, today (Monday). Let not your heart be troubled. Lies will never overtake or conquer the truth.
“The presence of the Kogi State Attonery-General and Commissioner for Justice in Court today (Monday) over a matter that Kogi State is not joined as a party shows the clear collaborative efforts of INEC and Kogi State Government.
“However, these combined efforts of Governor Yahaya Bello, INEC, top Federal Government officials and top security agents to harangue and stampede me out of the Senate against the will of Kogi West constituents will fail woefully,” Melaye said.
The lawmaker added that he has a God who is greater than his political enemies even as he vowed not to stop speaking truth to power, insisting that Kogi State government must pay workers’ salaries and pensioners.
“We cannot all sleep facing one side of the bed. We shall overcome this temporary shenanigans in the long run. We will neither sleep nor slumber on this. I use this oppotunity to thank my dear constituents for their abiding love for and confidence shown towards me. God bless you all. ‘Imole Dey! Okunkun parada! (Meaning light has come, darkness disappears!),” he said.