Dino Melaye’s Embarrassing Fugitive Status
Is this Really Democracy?
I’m not a big fan of Dino Melaye. I think he is a noisemaker that does not do much for his region in Kogi State. He does speak on behalf of the average Nigeria but that’s all he does…speak. My issue is that he has been dragged into the mud because he speaks against the presidency. So what is wrong with this picture? Dino Melaye speaks vocally against the executive form of government. It does not help matters that the current Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello is President Buhari’s puppet. Based on Channels TV Correspondents, Dino Melaye’s lawyer states that his client does not want to be tried in Lokoja for fear of assassination.
I am really having an issue with this. Dino Melaye campaigned for Buhari in 2015 and currently has issues with the party. We need to understand that democracy provides the freedom for Dino Melaye to speak vehemently against the government especially if he feels the government has failed the people. He happily receives the exorbitant salaries and allowances from the national assembly so he does not get my sympathy or support. However, I speak for the democracy of our nation. If this government can arrest with the allegation of Melaye supporting murder suspect with arms, where is the proof?
We need to understand that our democracy is at risk and needs our protection. Let us stand up and be counted for as a nation. Dino Melaye spoke against the government on the floor of parliament because of the security unrest across the country. Our nation needs help. As stressful as it is to register and vote, I appeal to us, GO OUT AND VOTE so we can revive our democracy to represent us.