Students’ and former Student Leaders Forum in Delta State has described the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Spokesman, Senator Dino Melaye as a court jester, a misfit and a fugitive of the law who should be in solitary confinement in a saner clime.
The Forum said that a man with such an unstable character as Melaye should not be the face of any serious political party who wants to win elections in today’s Nigeria, adding since PDP is in disarray, they have gone for the worse of Nigeria to market a bad product.
The group while declaring Senator Dino Melaye as Persona-non-Grata in all the higher institutions in Delta, called on Deltans to ignore Melaye’s ranting noting that Deltans won’t be distracted by the antics of those who cannot successfully manage a home and have continuously displayed in the public trait of a man suffering from a maladjusted personality.
They said Melaye, a failed politician from Ukonland, who failed to secure PDP senatorial ticket in Kogi West senatorial district which he represented in the 8th National Assembly, now wants to remain relevant in the face of his dying party and to achieve that, resorts to calling the Deputy Senate President and Delta governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege names.
The Forum in a Press Release signed by its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Godfrey Regha while reacting to a comment credited to Dino Melaye on Tuesday during the PDP presidential campaign rally held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba as published in Sahararporters, said that no one takes him seriously as a comedian, as such, his view will not change Deltans’ determination to vote out the PDP.
The forum disclosed that Deltans want answers on how their N4.2 Trillion naira which accrued to the state in the past seven and half years was spent without visible projects, rather, the PDP brought dramatists to fall down in his usual youthful exuberance like a man suffering from epilepsy.
“PDP should be ashamed of parading a man with a questionable and unstable character like Melaye as his image maker. It shows the quality of people Atiku will recruit to run Nigeria if voted as President, but our people a wiser now, with Melaye, Atiku will turn governance into a circuit.
“Melaye should go back to Kogi State and clear his name of how he diverted items meant for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the North West to his home town in Ayetoro-Gbede, according to the then Kogi state chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Mr Toufiq Isah.
“A fugitive of the law, who was carying like a bush baby on national television to evade police arrest for culpable homicide and for giving Police False Information should be kept in solitary conferment in a saner clime, but Atiku wants to rehabilitate him by making him the face of its campaign.
“It is obvious that PDP is in disarray and the gale of defection that has hit them in recent times has made them more confused. Deltans has made up their mind to vote out Okowa and his group of borrowers. Let them tell us what they used our 4.7 trillion naira for.
“Attacking Ovie Omo-Agege will not change Deltans mind about voting out the PDP, Deltans are tired of being in bondage” the statement read.
Recall that Dino Melaye lost PDP senatorial ticket to Tajudeen Yusuf, a serving House of Representative member representing the Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency who polled 163 votes to defeat Melaye who got 99 votes.