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Dino Melaye as Best Senator: A Slap on Legislative Institute – Olulade

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The Lawmaker representing Epe Constituency II Hon Segun Olulade has described Dino Melaye as Saraki’s choice for the best Senator of the year an unending drama.

Olulade said this in a statement issued in Lagos while reacting to recent pronouncement of Senator representing Kogi West Dino Melaye as best Senator of the year at the at the Senate Press Corps Award 2016 in Abuja last Wednesday.

The Epe II Lawmaker said Nigerians no longer take the upper Chamber seriously anymore given its dwindling status, creating comic relief and melodrama instead of portraying itself as a hub for effective legislation and astute seriousness.

Hon Olulade said it is disheartening that in spite of negative perception of the Senate by Nigerians, its leadership has continued to take Nigerians for granted by doing less legislation and more drama. “Apparently, this implies that if the Nigerian Senate is to present a sole representative to a committee of Africa’s Senators or world Senators, Dino Melaye is the best Nigeria can boast of at the moment despite the quality of personalities in the Nigerian Senate today”, Olulade said.

He noted that the pedestrian romance between Saraki and Dino Melaye have gone so petty, creating atmosphere of unseriousness, insignificant and primitive style of stooge-to-master behavioural deficits. Olulade said a Dino cannot go for Lawmaker of the month award at the Lagos State House of Assembly if he were to be a Lawmaker in Lagos. He urged Nigerian Senate leadership to take for a model what is seen at the American Senate and British Parliament. He frowned at the way legislative institution is being desecrated over trivial and boring political antics.

While concluding, Olulade lamented that Nigerians are in a trying time and uninterested in provocative attitudes emanating from careless leadership dispositions in any form. “Naming Dino Melaye a Senator of the year is nothing but a cheap political game play and insult to the entire legislative institutions in the country.

Hon. Segun Olulade
Epe Constituency II, Lagos State House of Assembly

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