The member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade has described the Senator representing Kogi West in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Dino Melaye as a true reflection of the quality of a Senate Nigeria is currently coping with.
Olulade in a statement issued on Thursday, explained that the show of shame, caricature attitudes, Nollywood comedy practice, ejaculation of knowledge, advanced kindergarten rehearsals and youthful exuberance characterising an adult Dino Melaye, is utterly embarrassing the Senate that is already confronted with serious allegations of corruption and incompetence.
The lawmaker, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Health Services, stated that Dino is deliberately planting ambiguous mockery of his mandate as a strategy to stay up with the media just exactly like the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose is doing.
“Unfortunately, that style is old fashioned and there is no room for such profane behaviours in a responsible Senate around the world because lawmakers are too busy with more serious issues bothering on their national growth and solving problems than playing comedy,” he stated.
Olulade said challenges facing Nigeria as a country are a bit serious to accommodate uninteresting jokes often displayed by Dino Melaye to gain media attention and popularity. “Unfortunately, Dino Melaye is insensitive to rages and angers of Nigerians as a result of poor state of our nation which is largely responsible for by leadership.
“People are angry; there is so much poverty in the land; many Nigerians are plagued with sickness and diseases; citizens are living below poverty line; people are anguished and wailing regrettably that a country of milk and honey cannot feed.
“We are in abnormal situation even as we seek way out, and therefore, a lawmaker who is insensitively displaying most exotic cars to the face of his poverty stricken constituents and Nigerians suddenly becomes ‘lord of the flies’ in a sick senate chamber,” the statement read in part.
Olulade, however, called on the Senate to check Dino to protect the institution’s integrity that has already been watered, just as he called on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to rethink why he should continue to sit on a very controversial integrity question regarding his personality and that of the institution he heads.
“Like the Mayor of Caster Bridge, Senator Saraki should bow to honour and integrity by doing the needful so the Senate can earn the trust of Nigerians once more.
“Harbouring Dino and using him as a shield and attack dog will not help Saraki in the long run, rather, it will worsen the situation for the embattled Senate President”, Olulade added.
Hon. Segun Olulade (Epe II)
Chairman, Committee on Health Services,
Lagos State House of Assembly