Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has fired back at Senator Dino Melaye, telling him that he will only respond “when a human being is talking”.
Bello stated this while speaking with reporters after observing Ju’maat prayer at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday, in reference to Melaye’s demand that he should step down as Governor for committing electoral fraud.
“I will respond when a human being is speaking.
“I don’t think I have to waste my time responding to distractions. Honestly speaking I’m too focused to be distracted.
“Kogi state suffered for over 25 years before I came onboard and the good people of Kogi are really appreciative of the efforts we are putting forward to make sure that the state is well developed… Go to Kogi state website to see what we have done in the 15 months that we have been in the office.
”So, any side distraction is not something I should pay attention to, because the people are with me.”
He also spoke on the resolution of governors to clear salary arrears and pension backlog when the second tranche of the Paris Club Refund is released.
“The issue of salary arrears is a very worrisome problem to all of us, the governors and Mr President,” he said.