Despite the legal battle and the order to cease fire on Senator Dino Melaye’s recall, a group under the umbrer of Okun Leaders’ Forum (OLF) has began shopping for his replacement ahead of the 2019 senatorial elections in Kogi state.
The group made their stand known at a meeting held in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area of the state at the weekend.
The leaders penciled down the member representing Kabba/Bunu-Ijumu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Honorable Tajudeen Yusuf to contest for the Senate.
In a statement in Isanlu, the Patron of OLF Chief Arowosafe Jemigbon noted that Kogi West people could not afford to continue with the leadership style of Senator Dino Melaye.
He said the embattled lawmaker has turned legislative business to “show of assets” and urged the political stakeholders of the zone to “kick-start the process of wooing Honorable Teejay Yusuf to replace him in 2019″.
“Teejay Yusuf would defeat Melaye come 2019 and it won’t be a surprise to us because he did that in the 2011 House of Representatives when Melaye’s 2nd term bid could not materialise.”
He described Dino’s two years so far in the Senate as “a total failure and poor representation to the people of Kogi West”.
“As it stands today in Kogi West, it has become the more you look, nothing you see. There is no important project going on in our dear district, yet some people go around making questionable endorsements.” he said.
Earlier, the President of the group, Dr. Omolade Ojo pleaded with Honorable Yusuf not to disappoint the Okun leaders by answering their call without delay.
Idris Ahmed, Lokoja