The senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye has described his state governor, Yahayah Bello as a political rat who is not fit to govern the state. Melaye said he was sorry for installing Bello as the governor.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Friday to mark Bello’s one year in office, Melaye said the former was not a member of the APC and should never be addressed as one. He said, “Quote me well: Yahayah Bello is a small rat in politics. “There is no way a governor can run his office without the party. The entire APC is here and he is nowhere to be found. “There was someone who came and met me from from PDP that I should thank the governor for helping him at the tribunal.
“We built this party when he was not there; we laboured and won election when he was not there; Yahayah cannot destroy our party. “When other governors are celebrating one year in office with 1000km road construction, Yahayah is celebrating with 5 boreholes only. “We want to separate APC from Yahayah Bello, because he is not a member of APC. “It’s only in Kogi we see a man who served government for 35 years and coming for his pension, being referred to as Ghost Pensioner.
“Hundreds kogites have died in the last 1 year due to hypertension inflicted on them by Yahayah Bello. “I was one of the people who installed the undeserved Gov of Kogi State 1 year ago. But I’m now saying sorry.” Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontiers has described the one year of Bello in office as a compete disaster and a monumental failure. The group in a statement by its coordinator, Austin Okai said the state had gone backward since Bello assumed power.