Second Term: Dino Melaye’s Chance Doesn’t Look Good
The Majority Leader of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Mathew Kolawole, said that they stood in solidarity with Isa in his travail.
They implore the police not to hold Isa further but charged him to court for opportunity to defend himself.
“Sen. Dino once threatened to send both Taufiq Isa and the Chief of Staff to prison, police should never allow itself to be used.”
“Dino should focus on law making and leave our people alone. The Senate should know today that Sen. Dino is representing the entire Okun nation and should respect our tradition and culture,” Kolawole said.
The Kogi Integrity Group (KIG) in its submission chided the police for parading Isa and others without concluding investigations into the alleged crime.
The Leader of the group, Mr Dare Michael, condemned the media trial of Isa and threatened to drag the police to court for abuse of fundamental human rights of Isa if he not released immediately.
He said, “We know that there is power game in current persecution of Hon Taufiq Isa because he is a local government Chairman.
“Dino knows that his antecedents can never earn him a second term ticket due to his poor representation of his people in the senate, we think the best thing for him is to retrace his step rather than engaging in an unending battle with everybody.”
At the press conference are the Secretary to the state government, Dr Folasaade Ayoade, Commissioner for education, Mr Joseph Tolorunleke, Commissioner for finance, Mr Idris Asiwaju, and other political appointees from Okunland.