No plot to impeach Buhari – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi State, on Wednesday morning said reports that he was planning to initiate impeachment proceeding against President Muhammadu Buhari were not true.

Mr. Melaye, chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, said the “falsehood” emanated from those who didn’t want Nigeria to progress unless they were in power.

Mr. Melaye made the remarks in a statement he signed and distributed on Wednesday morning in Abuja.

Mr. Melaye said the reports were a “narrative of the attack dogs of demagogues who have decided to turn Nigeria upside down for failing to choose leaders for senators.”

Mr. Melaye was reported to have told senators during an executive session on Tuesday that lawmakers should pass articles of impeachment against Mr. Buhari for his alleged disrespect for the National Assembly.

“It is pertinent to note that the incredulously machinated misinformation was orchestrated by forces bent on destabilising the upper chambers of the Nigerian Parliament for selfish reasons.

“One of the mushroom and faceless online platforms used to promote the ill-fated and calumnious write-up has been notorious for serving as the propagandist machinery of political commercialists who are pushing for the extension of their fiefdom to the National Assembly,” Mr. Melaye said.

Mr. Melaye, however, decried the manner in which the legislative arm of government is being treated, saying the National Assembly should be given a free hand to carry out its difficult responsibilities.

“While I remain unimpeachably committed to the leadership of the Senate, I believe the respected arm of government charged with the onerous responsibility of lawmaking should be given the independence to conduct its business.

“I am a responsible Nigerian, role model and a champion of anti-corruption and equity which my party (APC) stands for. I therefore urge the general public to discountenance the libellous publication as I will continue to respect the history, culture and excellence of my Kogi West people on the floor of the Senate. The true threat to the current republic are those who believe that a Nigeria that is not led by them must not exist,” Mr. Melaye said.


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  • F E R A N M I

    Dino we all know what you can do so please keep your explanations to yourself and your Role Model Saraki…. I am sure you will not finish your tenure as a senator because the same thing that happened to you at the house of rep will surely happen again and this time you will end up in the EFCC custody..

  • w.w.w.w

    DEAR EDITOR,

    I do not myself believe Dino Melaye threatened the impeachment of President Buhari.
    But I have no doubt he threatened to beat up Senator Remi Tinubu. The disagreement
    between both Tinubu and Melaye warranted fisticuffs but there’s been no such conflict
    between Dino Melaye and President Buhari.

    The ongoing trial of Bukola Saraki for a clear-cut
    criminal offence of forgery of Senate Standing Rules is testy enough, not least that it
    carries 14-year imprisonment upon conviction, but also because there’s prima facie
    evidence of forgery, since all parties to the case agree that there’s a different version
    of the Senate Standing Rules which was properly enacted by the Senate at plenary
    and used for all proceedings between the years 2011 and 2015.

    A totally different
    version of Senate Standing Rules used at Bukola Saraki’s ‘election’ is a forgery
    of that original Senate Standing Rules. Moreso that National Assembly workers,
    as civil servants, have no right in law to amend or enact different Standing Rules
    for the Senate.

  • Kenechi Casmir

    Hon. Dino Melaye, Please Dont be deceived by Hon. Saraki and Ekweremmadu because both have a case to answer. Don’t be a scape goat in a case that does not concern you. This is a warning.

  • excel

    The above picture of dino melaye just says it all. Melaye and thuggery are inseparable, useless serial wife beater. melaye is a shame to man race.

  • Watch man

    “I am a responsible Nigerian, role model and a champion of anti-corruption and equity which my party (APC) stands for. I therefore urge the general public to discountenance the libellous publication as I will continue to respect the history, culture and excellence of my Kogi West people on the floor of the Senate. The true threat to the current republic are those who believe that a Nigeria that is not led by them must not exist,” Mr. Melaye said.
    Here is the irresponsible kid talking. A kid whose grey matter is no longer grey but red. This guy has all the features of a cultist and talks like one. With this kind of kid in Sin-net there is no way a responsible debate could come out of the un-distinguished chamber. Ever since this chamber was inaugurated no people oriented bill or discussion has emanated from it. What a shame!

  • clairvoyance

    keep pointing accusing fingers to your nemesis in bourdilion even his silence is torment to you bunch of sinathieves just wait for it the trouble you started yesterday will consume you. Threatening to rape and beat up someone else’s wife was it the figment of the imagination of those who carried the story too?

  • Ogbeni Leke Olowe

    If Dino Melayo is a typical example of a ROLE MODEL and ANTI -CORRUPTION CRUSADER. I wondered who will want to emulate him o. Just wondering aloud.

    • Opekete

      Dino’so mind is unimpeachably twisted. His ability to live reality is out the window. He lives in the bubble of corruption so it is normal to him.

      • chuck

        Why do they keep electing him to office then? Is there no more responsible people from Kogi state?

  • Debekeme

    Let Buhari be 1000 worse than he is today.

    I will still take him ANY DAY over Saraki, Dino Melaye or Dogara and Atiku.

    Despite all Buhari’s mistakes and personal failures; There is NO LEADER that i know today that truly puts Nigeria first.

    Try impeaching him first and you will know who the peoples leader truly is.

  • Sam

    echinodermata

  • Sean

    O Pity Melaye! He’s an imbecile but very soon you all will see the big fall of Dino, the plan is being hatched

    • Opekete

      His imbecility is legendary.

    • Gary

      E-rat, you are aware of a plan to harm a Senator of the republic? I’m sure the state security services will make you a person of interest going forward. You folks never stop spewing dumb stuff online in the name of propaganda. I have news for you: Nigeria is bigger than the APC and its feuding factions.

  • Charles

    See the picture of Mr “I am a responsible Nigerian, role model….”

    • Julius

      lolz, yea, imagine that !

  • Adekunle Akindude

    Dino please shut up keep ur role model to your kids not anybody s kids You are a disgrace to your constituency and the senate Your role model is Saraki so keep fighting for him and go to jail with him too

  • Jacky

    Melaye said: “I am a responsible Nigerian, role model and a champion of anti-corruption and equity….” This is a complete opposite of what Dino Melaye is or stands for. And I say: “Melaye is an irresponsible Nigerian, bad example and a champion of corruption and impunity.” A character with the temperament and crude disposition like Melaye should not be seen anywhere near the National Assembly….even as a security guard, much more a Senator. But he has continually been digging his political grave and it has become deep enough to completely swallow him. He has gone beyond his bounds and I suspect that he will meet his “Waterloo” sooner than later. He’s like a suicide victim and I wouldn’t have sympathy for him, neither should anyone ….when the time eventually arrives.

    • Oluwole

      Dino Melaye is a role model really but to miscreants and touts living under bridges! He is responsible really but to Saraki’s wife and that was why he carried her bag to court on charges of corruption. Stupidity and idiocy at its peak!

    • Abubakar Sfada

      You are right bros

    • absam777

      Melaye is a bastard and possibly a drug addict, judging by his behaviour.

  • tony10

    I now know why Melaye was suspended from the House Of Rep during Dimeji Bankole as the Speaker. I pitied him then but I can now see reason why Bankole booted him out. This guy is a thug and should not have been near NASS in a sane society. He belongs to the ‘omo oniles’ of this world not making laws for Nigeria. This is a sad day and my heart rends reading this since yesterday.

  • senatorojd

    “I am a responsible Nigerian, role model and a champion of anti-corruption”

    Fah Fah fah Fowllll…

  • rhad

    malu or mela wetin if den born your papa and you well move the motion. Nonsense

  • Great Nigerian

    We dare you Mela’ If you are a true son of your father (Which I doubt); move the f****cking motion and se and let us see what will happen. I dare you Dinor!!!!!

  • Apostel

    Melaye said: “I am a very corrupt Nigerian, role model and a champion of corruption and primitivity which my party (APC) stands for.
    Yes, well said Dino, bravo, yeah yeah, my Dino.

  • Braithwaite Umenta

    Melaye, please stop making fun of the term “Role Model” thank you.

  • Man_Enough

    Dino could as well go and address monkeys. They are more likely to believe him.