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Omo-Agege’s aide, Owoeye-Wise denies intimate relationship with Dino Melaye

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SPECIAL Adviser to the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on Electronic and Social Media, Lara Owoeye-Wise, has denied media reports of her being in a close relationship with the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the 9th Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye.

Owoeye-Wise while reacting to the controversy that trailed her appointment, described it as “unfortunate showcase of sobering reality.”

In a statement on her Facebook page, she said: “I shall resist the urge to join issues on the salacious insinuation of any working/ intimate relationship between Senator Melaye and I.

“While there is no iota of truth in this, dissipating energy on it equates to according undue attention to sheer indiscretion from a group of people who probably still have a lot to learn from the tenets of honour, graciousness, dignity, depth of perspectives and uncommon ability to respect the sensibility of others, especially our fellow citizens.”

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On her relationship with Melaye, Owoeye-Wise who had also worked with the immediate past Deputy Speaker of the 8th Assembly, said: “Dino Melaye represents my Senatorial district. The few interactions I have had with him were usually at public events, occasions where I muster enough honour to expand frontiers for my principal and engage in robust political cross fertilization of ideas.

“Should I have worked for Senator Melaye in his political ambitions or even his party, I would have demonstrated some measure of honour to own up to it and actually turn down this appointment as I do not posses what it takes to be treacherous.”



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