Lara Owoeye-Wise, new media aide to Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has denied accusations that she dated the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Sen. Dino Melaye.
Some Nigerians, who questioned her loyalty, had taken to social media to protest her appointment over her alleged intimate relationship with Melaye.
Melaye has previously called Omo-Agege a mace thief following an April 2018 incident in which some hoodlums carted away the Senate’s symbol of authority.
Reacting to the uproar over her appointment, Owoeye-Wise said, “As unfortunate as this incident is, the umbrage against my appointment is an unfortunate showcase of sobering reality to well meaning Nigerians that there is so much we need to do on civic engagement as the future of Nigeria rests on the quality of our followership which will produce future leaders.
“I shall resist the urge to join issues on the salacious insinuation of any intimate relationship between Senator Dino 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.
“By the way, 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.”