Former minister of Health, Prof Eyitayo Lambo, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN), Mr Tunde Ipinmisho (FNGE) and Major Gen. Julius Oshanupin (Rtd) have all denied endorsing embattled Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.
They made their positions known in a statement jointly signed by the four of them in Lokoja on Tuesday.
They were reacting to a statement issued by the Okun Development Initiative (ODI) which named them as signatories.
The ODI had claimed that evidence abound that the recall process on Dino was instigated and funded by forces outside Kogi West through certain Okun persons.
“Allegations abound and were strident of financial inducements and signatures forgery. ODI unequivocally restate that, if and when a recall is desirable in Okunland, it must be a genuine aspiration of Okuns and not at the instance of individuals or groups outside.
“We have earned our reputations through decades of hard work and would go to any length to resist attempts by anybody or group to draw us into the mess going on in Kogi State.
“This forgery is unacceptable to us and we demand an immediate retraction and an apology from those behind it.”