Senator Dino Melaye
The Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Otunba Dino Melaye, has denounced publications alleging that he disparaged the Justices of Appeal Court.
The legislator in a statement in Abuja entitled: “My political opponents Again”, said the publication was designed to pitch him against the judiciary and Justices of the Court of Appeal through fictitious allegations using his name. Melaye denied that he issued a press statement disparaging and accusing the Judiciary and Justices of the Court of Appeal as was recently published in a national newspaper.
“I want to state unequivocally that this deliberate falsehood by desperate and wicked politicians is not only a lie but a plan to sidetrack the judiciary in the ongoing election tribunal case between me and Senator Smart Adeyemi in the Court of Appeal. I did not issue any press statement on the ongoing matter .
“I want to say that the Nigerian judiciary is too sophisticated to be sidetracked by desperate people of inordinate ambition. I call on the judiciary and the public to neglect and disregard these desperadoes as I have tremendous respect and regard for the judiciary, especially under the current Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). I believe in the rule of law and have confidence in the judiciary that I have partnered with over the years in the fight against corruption.”
Melaye had told journalists that a senior editor in Abuja close to Tinubu had allegedly forwarded the legal brief filed by a former President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Peoples Democratic Party candidate candidate, Senator Smart Adeyemi to Adoke, asking the ex-AGF to look for a Judge in the Court of Appeal that would “offer assistance”.
But the Media Adviser to Tinubu, Mr. Sunday Dare, had denied the allegation saying Tinubu has neither seen nor spoken with Adoke …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper