Politics & Governance

Dino Melaye apologises for his role in ousting ex-President Goodluck Jonathan

Maverick politician and a former senator from Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye has tendered an unreserved apology for the role he and others played in ousting former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential elections

Mr. Melaye spoke on Tuesday at the launch of a book titled, “Dear President Goodluck Jonathan (An Open Letter),” written by Mr. Bonaventure Phillips Melah, a journalist.

Former Senator Melaye was one of the most outspoken critics of former President Jonathan and his role in ensuring that President Buhari won the 2015 presidential elections is well documented.

However, in his goodwill message, Melaye said. “I Senator Dino Melaye, I want to say openly here that after many things that have happened and events that have unfolded in recent times, I want to say openly here that once I was blind, now I can see.

“In 2017, I was arrested eighteen times, there were more times in 2018 and between then and now, I have been taken to court for twelve different cases and out of those cases, we have won eleven of them. “And that only one that borders on attempted suicide.

“I wonder how someone like me who likes cars and love life so well would want to kill himself.

“President Goodluck Jonathan, I want to say that on behalf of all of us who shot blindly, we are sorry.

“The one that I later wondered why you did was that phone call.

”I sometimes wondered that if you had not made that call, we would not be where we are today.

“But after I saw what is happening in America, where President Trump is saying I no go gree, I can now see the reason for that call.

“There are very few people like you. I pray for that anointing.”


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