The Okun Progressive Alliance has said that Senator Dino Melaye is disgracing the people of Okun in Kogi State with his antics and behaviour in the National Assembly.The group said Melaye, who represents Kogi West, has brought collateral damage to Okunland through his “terrible display of middle age delinquency,” in the Senate.
The group spoke in a statement by its President and Secretary-General, Ben Alege and Adeniyi Oloruntoba, yesterday.
They urged Nigerians not to judge them by the behaviour and antics of the senator, and accused the senator and other politicians who rode to power through President Muhammadu Buhari’s change mantra of becoming the biggest obstacles to genuine change in Nigeria.
“Indeed, it is appalling enough that many have refused to see how so many clowns, charlatans and people of questionable character rode on the back of Muhammadu Buhari and the sing-song of “Change” to get into positions where they now remain the biggest, perfidious obstacles to genuine change in Nigeria.
“Painfully, this ‘distinguished’ beneficiary of this “wholesales gift” has now brought collateral damage to Okunland, Kogi State and Nigeria,” the statement said.
According to the group, Nigeria’s democracy is suffering from quality representation, adding that it is the responsibility of all constituents to ensure an improvement in coming elections.
“True, Nigeria’s democracy is suffering in terms of the quality of representation and it is the responsibility of all constituents to ensure an improvement in coming elections. For us in Okunland, we are victims of this grave error. As a people, we are consoled by the fact that an opportunity to right the wrong is coming.
“His aggressive and needlessly combative disposition towards our state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, his council chairman and even, the ‘change’ that his party promises – is beyond description.
“In due course, such hubris and childish jaunts against the governor, our dear council chairman and we, the people he claims to represent shall be duly rewarded.
“At the moment, we hereby appeal to Nigerians and more importantly mass media organizations not to judge the good people of Okunland by his antics and theatrics,” the statement added