June 21, 2024

Bishop John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Archbishop of Metropolitan Catholic Church, Abuja has promised to intervene in the rift between Kogi State Governor, Yahya Bello and Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye.

The man of God said the prolonged battle will continue to have its effect on the citizens.

Onaiyekan told The Sun that: “I have not seen any of them. They have not brought their case to my court.

“The only plan I have in mind is to talk to Dino Melaye, who represents me in the Senate. But we have not had time to meet.”

Asked if he would also talk to Bello, the former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria said he was going to try.

Onaiyekan added: “I was thinking about it too. I was asking my colleague, the bishop of Lokoja who is sharing fence with the governor whether he has visited him.

“But apparently, the attitude of the governor did not seem as if he would welcome any intervention from somebody like the bishop of Lokoja. That is what I am getting from him.

“And it doesn’t seem as if the Anglican Bishop of Lokoja is having any impact on the situation.”

“Obviously, the quarrel between Melaye and the governor is not helping the state. We wish we could have a window of opportunity to intervene for the sake of the state because the poor people are suffering,” Onaiyekan concluded.

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