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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Dino's recall: I pity Kogi state indigenes- Deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu says

Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, says he has pity for the people of Kogi state over their stance to recall Senator Dino Melaye who represents Kogi West in the senate.

Ekweremadu said this on the floor of the senate while he was reacting to an advertorial on a National daily in which the Attorney General of the state, Ibrahim Muhammad, called him out for a comment he made on the floor of the senate regarding Dino's recall.


Ekweremadu last week said the recall process was dead on arrival and that the senate would have to certify the recall process carried out by INEC before Dino can be shown the door out of the house. In the newspaper publication, Muhammad faulted Ekweremadu's position
“I must put on record that legal opinion of senator Ekweremadu on the role of the senate in the recall process, the senate has no role whatsoever in the recall exercise than to receive the certificate under the hand of the chairman of INEC stating that the provision of section 69 of the constitution has been complied with see 68 h of the 1999 constitution as amended,” Muhammad wrote
Reacting to the publication, Ekweremadu during plenary this morning, said the Attorney general forgot section 68 (2) of the constitution where it said the senate would still deliberate on whether Melaye should be recalled or not. He said he had pity for the people of Kogi state for appointing such an individual as their Attorney General
“This morning my attention was drawn to a three-page advertorial, pages 20, 21 and 22 of the Leadership Newspaper by Ibrahim Muhammmad, attorney-general of Kogi, who was responding to my contribution on the floor of the senate when Senator Dino Melaye informed this senate of the efforts of the people of his constituency to recall him. I want to advise the people of Kogi state and indeed his constituents to apply their time to more useful venture in view of the very difficult conditions of recall of parliamentarians and in reference to the attorney-general, I did say that my learned friend may not have advised the people or indeed the government appropriately. So, this morning, Kogi state government took an advertorial to respond to me and I understand that every page costs about N700,000. For this alone, they spent about N2 million and I understand that it is an about five other papers so we are looking at about N12 million spent to responding to my comment. I pity the people of Kogi state that hired this kind of attorney-general and this is unfortunate that are paying a public servant and he is unable to do a simple work looking at the constitution. We must emphasise that 68 (2) is not part of the amendment since 1999. This has been the original provision of the constitution. It has nothing to do with Dino or whoever. It has been there since 1999 for him not to know about it – I don’t know where he went to law school anyway. If he has been properly educated, I believe he should have been conversant with the basic provisions of the constitution. I’m even his senior at the bar, he ought to show some respect because that is what we were taught at the law school, to respect our senior. But for the avoidance of doubt, I want to believe I have better credentials in the legal profession and my interest was constitutional law, I have a doctorate degree in law and my area is constitutional law. I have been chairman of the constitutional review committee in this national assembly since 2010. I expect the attorney-general instead of displaying his ignorance to call and I educate him on the correct position of the law. So, I take exception to this and I believe that he needs to refund the amount spent on this to the people of Kogi. I call on the house of assembly to institute an inquiry on who paid for this and find a way of receiving the money back to pay salaries of Kogi state.”he said

41 comments:

Manuel Kunmi said...

shut up !!

Martins Virus Code said...

Nice reply

Anonymous said...

#12,000,000 taken from the poor tax payers just to reply someone.. Smh

I hope the same Govt sees this video and spends that much money. Watch the video, it happened somewhere in the North where some guys were raping a girl and everyone was watching click here to watch the video lets make this viral till the government intervene.

Anonymous said...

Their cup of Ijebu garri.
When Dino was busy showing off vintage cars and dancing on Instagram, causing controversies here and there instead of being sensitive to his people's needs, did he consult me? He didn't know that the people can recall him. Lesson to his likes who are in public service, you are serving the people, they have a right to recall you.

Anonymous said...

Their cup of Ijebu garri.
When Dino was busy showing off vintage cars and dancing on Instagram, causing controversies here and there instead of being sensitive to his people's needs, did he consult me? He didn't know that the people can recall him. Lesson to his likes who are in public service, you are serving the people, they have a right to recall you.

Anonymous said...

Chai.... Attorney General don suffer o! In truth DSP is saying the correct stance of the constitution.

@bolddy said...

This man is learned!!! I think the entire SE should be proud of IK.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

They should allow the process go through its course Na


... Merited happiness

iamjavademon said...

Stupid response, if Kogi people want to suffer thats their business, mind your business. If you arent disconnected with reality then you will know that 2 million cant even pay 20 people's salary, mumu.

Oghenetega said...

Stupid set of senator....Ekweremadu is a Foolish goat..Bunch of Thug

Anonymous said...

pity what? they elected him they have every right to recall him . pity your friend instead

Atanle Omobolaji John said...

What is the DSP saying... So because you are senior and you know the law doesn't mean.. You guys are God. The people voted you guys in... So they can do what they want if they don't like you.

Bello Ajibola said...

So they also taught you to insult each other in your law school? Mr. Biafran Ekweremadu.The man did not insult you.Foolish senator. He said "I did not know which school he attended,but he at the same believes he went to law school.Obviously you attended the same law school.Idiot.Senior idiot.

Livestocking said...

Bunch of thieves!

Anonymous said...

I also said it.


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Anonymous said...

Dino bye bye.

Anonymous said...

Dino bye bye.

Joyous babe,Linda Ikeji First Cousin said...

Their headache.

Anonymous said...

OGA BETTER SHUT YOUR MOUTH...WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT KOGI STATE AND ITS INDIGENES. I SUGGEST YOUR DIRECT YOUR PITY TO SOUTH EAST WHOSE INDIGENES ARE CURRENTLY CONFUSED AND GOING ASTRAY. IT IS TIME NIGERIAN USE THEIR OWN CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS TO RECALL CORRUPT, ARROGANTS AND IRRESPOSIBLE SENATORS. OGA EKWERE, DONT BE TOO CONFIDENT COS DINO'S RECALL MAY ACTUALLY OPEN YOUR PEOPLES EYES TOWARD YOU. O BOY, GO START FASTING AND PRAYERS O

hrm paul said...

Ekweremadu should shut his mouth up stupid idiot wat has he done for this county. Dino will b recalled nothing can stop dat

Anonymous said...

My friend face your front.

Bashir Danlami said...

Birds of the same feather, what meaningful in fact did the constituents get from Dino representation or ekweremadu?

Fatunbi Fola said...

Stupid confuse Igbo idiot that knows nothing about governance. I pity Nigeria as a nation if people like bukola, dino and useless ekweremadu re leaders.

Anonymous said...

Shut up u did Igbo man.

Anonymous said...

We need to start from somewhere. If this happens to Dino, all of them will sit up and stop flaunting their wealth from the huge salaries they receive.

ramsey said...

Can someone please draw the attention of the DSP to paragraph "h" of S.68(1) of the cfrn... he's busy trying to turn the law on its head to suit their inglorious purpose..

Chidi Anindu said...

wrong choice of words..What exactly have you done for your own citizens mr ekweremadu....see pot calling kettle black

Anonymous said...

We don't need your pity and crocodile tears!! You and your clique are setting back progress in this country. You were not elected to dabble into the affairs of Kogi state or the constitutional duty of INEC. How come people like you who should uphold the law are the worst abusers of the law? You guys are opportunists and confusionists. So what if Kogi state government spent N12 million to refute the rubbish you spewed out about their business? Please tell us how much wayoman Bukola Saraki spent buying the useless book that Dino supposedly wrote on corruption for all senators. Yesterday dey smell!

Anonymous said...

Kogi has suffered. No salaries, no development, heartless and senseless governor and now olodo attorney general. God help us

Anonymous said...

Your poor English will not even allow you to press home any valid point.

Abdullahi Mohammed said...

Ekwrre set-in be your name SHIT the FUCK up you're nothing but an d. Pry vessel Mr peace maker go and stand in the square at his constituency and see the kind of reception you'll get won anae sare who do you think you are worthless idiot you people will try but you will fail you and your super thief oga come to Kogi & talk to the people thieves bond together but this thief is going Mr ekpersonothing

prisca nkiru said...

Dino should go home. Ekwerenmadu shot up. Evil men

Anonymous said...

Ike Ekweremadu u a lier those senator no hv shame at ds age u r lieing May God have Marcy those criminala in red chambers

Anonymous said...

Mr. Ekweremadu won't you mind your own business.? Instead of you to pity your own people that are being led astray by Kanu, leave Kogi people alone to decide. Who knows may be you're doing this becos you know it will soon be your turn. Distrungled senators.

Adimchinobi Chibuzor said...

TINUBU IS REALLY AT WORK IN DINO'S LIFE

dee boi said...

U no pity urself and ur consistuency... dee

Onyekuni Ekawu said...

Go back and learn how to string your tenses before coming on here to pour out your vituperation.

Anonymous said...

Let me not say anything that would sound like I am being disrespectful here because I believe elders should have sense.
Sir, you should pity your state's people that you have not done anything for not kogi because the last time I checked, we do not solicit for pity.
Pls oga deputy, stop making thins koo impossible, let this be d 1st recal to go tru n let it serve as a judcial precedence for future similar case.

umiedit said...

Most people are not even seeing the very bad part of what he said. Imagine where Senators can discuss and vet a recall, if that is really part of the constitution. We are finished!! Restructure the damn nation.

Anonymous said...

Well, could Tinubu have served Meleye from behind the curtains? Like fixing him once & for all.....Nawa-o NMTA

Anonymous said...

Guy, Ekweremadu remains our Hero, our Leader and role model. He inspire many of us.
Come to the East and insult Him and face Mass Beaten of Ur life.

He's our Pride.
Short live Nigeria.....
Long live Biafra Republic.

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