Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state while speaking during an interview on Channels TV, blamed the lingering rift between him and Senator Dino Melaye on his refusal to waste the available scarce resources of the state.
When asked to react to his disagreement with Senator Melaye, Bello said: “We are aware of a particular senator who wants elephants to be shared in Kogi State and I refused.
“The people of the state must have value for the lean resources that we are generating, and we are receiving; if that is his problem, so be it.”
The Governor also denied any involvement in the attack on the senator representing Kogi Central, Mr Ahmed Ogembe.
He said: “First of all, on that day Senator Ogembe was attacked, I was in Kano. I had just received a message of a senator coming home to do empowerment; the next thing was the crisis that ensued.”
Amid the political crisis in the state, the governor said the police have begun investigations into the incident while a lot of arrests have been made.
He, however, took a swipe at the lawmakers for failing to address national issues such as passing the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly in November 2017, among several others.