- The Kogi state PDP has alleged that Senator Dino Melaye's life is in danger
- The state spokesman of the party said there are plans to invade Melaye's home and shoot sporadically in an attempt to assassinate him
-The new inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, was urged to call his men to order
The Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi state on Monday, February 11, alleged that there was a plot to assassinate Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.
In a statement by the state spokesman of the party, Usman Okai, the party said the plan was to invade Melaye's home in an attempt to assassinate him.
Reports by The Cable also claimed that Okai stated that no amount of intimidation would change the minds of the peoples’ rejection of the APC-led administration and for all its candidates in the state.
The statement read: “There are plans to invade the country home of Senator Dino Melaye, shoot sporadically at the house in an attempt to assassinate him.
“We have it on good authority from a reliable source privy to the plan allegedly mandated to carry out this undemocratic plans between tonight 10th February and tomorrow.
“We in the PPCC therefore call on the inspector general of police to call his men to order and to also use this opportunity to inform the general public especially the good people of Kogi west senatorial district of this wicked plans and to resist such movies.
“The PPCC notes that the fortune of the party in the coming election has continued to soar on a daily basis.
"No amount of intimidation would change the minds of the peoples’ rejection of the APC-led administration and for all its candidates in Kogi state."
The people of Kogi were urged to be vigilant and watchful. The party alleged that the Governor Bello’s administration, having now realised that its time is up, has resorted to intimidation, harassment and arrest of members of the PDP.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the high court sitting in Maitama, the Federal Capital Territory and presided over by Justice Yusuf Halilu again granted bail to Senator Dino Melaye who was arraigned on a nine-count charge of trying to evade arrest.
Melaye, who represents Kogi West at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, is facing issues of alleged conspiracy, resistance to arrest, failure to honour police invitation and intentionally giving false information to the public.
The senator’s application was filed by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), his lawyer. In his ruling, Justice Halilu, who presided over the case, said that the essence of bail could not be overemphasized, saying that it was meant to make a defendant to stand for trial.
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