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By Oladipupo Mojeed 

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has said he has no rift with the Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye.

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Melaye has made several accusations against him and also cast aspersions at his administration.

According to Bello, the reports that he was having a “running battle” with Melaye is not true.

He insisted  that his primary responsibility is to reposition the state and not to engage people in “unnecessary rift.”

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Speaking through his Director General on Media and Strategy, Kingsley Fanwo,  Bello said he had been working closely with people who are not “averse to the progress of the state”, maintaining that his administration will be undaunted by the “recklessness in certain quarters to create a fiction of war.

“While it is in order to condemn assassination attempt on anyone; it amounts to official recklessness to make wanton allegations and move before the conclusion of police investigations to point accusing fingers at targeted personalities.

“The sponsored orchestrated attempt at maligning the person of the Governor is unfortunate and an institution as respected as the Senate should never have knelt before the altars of frivolities and character assassination”

He said Governor Bello remain unperturbed by the script play which tended to paint Dino innocent and every other person guilty.