In a manner that could be described as a house divided against itself, the lousy Senator representing Kogi State on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Sen. Dino Melaye has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a "Criminal running a government of the Criminals, by the criminals and for the criminals"
Both Melaye and the President were elected on the same platform of the APC
Melaye made the comment at the 2017 Nigeria Democracy Day Lecture organized by the Save Democracy Group Africa (SDG-Africa) in Abuja; Vanguard Newspaper reports.
In the interview, Dino Melaye said, “Democracy is defined as a government of the people, by the people and for the people but what we had in the time of Jonathan was greedocracy, which is the government of the greedy, by the greedy and for the greedy. Today, we have criminocracy-a government of the criminals, by the criminals and for the criminals.
Dino Melaye, however, berated the appointment of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federal, Babachir David Lawal. He said Wrong appointment led to the emergence of the former (suspended) Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF who became a grasscutter.''
“When you appoint a man who has no experience in civil administration as SGF, he is bound to misbehave.” To sustain the nation’s democracy, Melaye urged Nigerians to note that a legitimate clash of interest exists between the legislature and the executive arm and as such, the National Assembly should be allowed the liberty to carry on with its statutory duty without hindrance.
“There is no where an auditor and the man who runs an organization are friends. There’s something wrong when the two are seen taking tea together.”
“We must discuss and agree to be Nigerians. We have not discussed and we have not agreed.”
“Generators should only been used at emergency centres like hospitals and mortuaries so that when there is no light in Karmo (a suburb of Abuja), there will be no light also at the villa.”