Today is June 12, a remarkable date in Nigeria‚Äôs political‚Ä¶
Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatiorial district is currently under pressure following allegations that he bribed a judge to subvert justice in the case brought against him in the election tribunal by his predecessor in the Senate and opponent in 2015 general election, Senator Smart Adeyemi.
A recall process against him has gathered steam and as a result, Senator Melaye is on a tour of his senatorial district. Things turned ugly yesterday in Lokoja with at least one person feared dead. He has accused Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello of being behind the violence which he described as an assassination attempt. The governor‚Äôs camp have in turn accused him of being responsible for the death.
Watch a rally addressed by Senator Dino during his political tour before things went violent next:
Watch how efforts to recall Senator Dino Melaye are going in the next video