Following reports from Sahara reporters suggesting that Senator Dino Melaye may not have completed his First degree programme in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the Senator has responded by saying that he did not just complete his first degree, but has gone on to pursue higher academic qualifications in the same institution.
Dino Melaye, who took to his Facebook timeline, wrote “Sahara reporters have promoted their stupidity and hate to an advertisement level. One will imagine how you did not graduate from a University and still be able to run Masters in the same school. I am presently a student of ABU running my 3rd degree in whole”.
The Senator who represents Kogi West in the Senator further stated that Sahara Reporters Publication on him is a deliberate attempt to blackmail, harass and intimidate him thereby assuring Nigerians that he will not be cowed to submission.
“No amount of blackmail, lies, intimidation, harassment, name-calling will detract my attention from speaking the truth at all times”, He said.
Senator Dino Melaye who was President of National Association of Nigerian Students is reputed for being very controversial and vocal. His advocacy in the Senate and political inclinations seem to put him at logger-heads with some very influential Nigerians and political godfathers.
Last year, Dino Melaye was in the News for reportedly threatening to slap his colleague and wife of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
Despite being a member of the All Progressive Congress himself, Dino Melaye has been in the news for promoting causes that embarrass the ruling party, especially the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Recently, Senator Dino Melaye criticized President Mohammadu Buhari on the floor of the Senate saying that the President’s budget is not a reflection of the president’s promised ‘change’ agenda. It is on this background that Nigerians believe Melaye’s allegation of being witch-hunted.
Regarding this, Senator Dino Melaye says ” I have conquered fear. I fear no soul, I only respect souls. Fake documents paraded by Sowore only exhibit the desperation of his pay masters. I ready for una. God pass man”.