Dino Melaye’s recall: Senate calls for probe of Kogi Attorney-General over N12m advertorials | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

The Senate on Tuesday regretted what it said was a ‘pathetic situation’ in Kogi State over the ongoing recall of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district.

Moving a motion through order 43 by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and having drawn the attention of the Senate to advertorials in about five National dailies, he insisted that the state government was not getting things right.

Ekweremadu wondered at how the Attorney-General General of Kogi state could have spent close to N12 million for the advertorials, noting that the House of Assembly should investigate the waste of resources in order to recover those funds.
“Mr President, distinguished colleagues, you will agree with me that these advertorials were in five papers and it amounts to about N12 million.”
“I therefore call on the state House of Assembly to investigate with the purpose of recovering the money which should be used to pay workers salaries,” he advised.
In disdainful description of Kogi state Attorney-General who sponsored the advertorials, Ekweremadu wondered at his lack of grasp of constitutional provisions with regard to recalling a sitting lawmaker from the National Assembly.
Citing section 68(2) of 1999 Constitution as amended, he insisted that it was the Senate that gives effect to recall at the appropriate time.
” I’m worried if the Kogi State Attorney-General has actually passed Law School, because he ought to have understood the import of legal provisions as against what he sponsored in the papers,” he said.
Responding, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki explained: “as a former governor, it was difficult for me to raise money for adverts. I really sympathize with the people of Kogi State.”

Saraki said the involvement of Kogi State Attorney-General had shown that the state government was behind Dino’s travail.

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  1. Thieves, because they want to recall dino, I wonder what kind of senate is this, how can you ask Anthony General of a state maybe he pass law school? I can see you guys dont know the difference btw issues and people. No wonder fashola say senate do not know the difference between budget and money allocated

  2. These guys are out to make Dino melaye's recall halted by any available means at their disposal, and they have forgotten that budget padding investigation has not been concluded but they ignore it's probe. And small thing against them they will said separation of powers. Is clearly corruption fighting back with tears.

  3. I think You guys can see the damages the APC national secretariat has caused in Kogi state, bringing in someone who worked against the party during gubernatorial general election, he claims the people did not vote for him, he is not a registered voter in Kogi and to crown it all he has no humanity in him. What do you expect from such person? The economy of the state has been grounded to the threshold due to non payment of salaries and anyone that challanges him incurs his wrath, So?


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