Icheoku says this man exhibited his emptiness and total lack of understanding of how the world of social media works? He is talking about regulating social media and he is talking about writing American government to censure them? This buttresses former APC Publicity Secretary Lai Mohammed call, asking Dino Melaye to go back to school and take some lessons on basic civics, the art and manner of public speaking as well as that in public decorum. First, Dino Melaye called his assemblage of thieves and bandits, sacred and hallowed; and one wonders what is so distinguished about these bunch, whom Deputy Senate Leader Ike Ekweremadu once said majority of them cannot even read and write and are only interested in their paychecks and other perks of office, including constituency allowances?
Icheoku is at a lost on what is so special about a congregation, whose current leader or president, is an indicted criminal suspect, who is facing trial for criminal corruption and embezzlement of pubic funds. This their so called president, Bukola Saraki, was recently docked, accused of high corruption and stealing; yet he is leading Dino Melaye and his co-travelers of Nigeria's very important men and women of a so called hallowed chamber? Just few days ago, the same leader of Dino Melaye and his ramblers, was involved in an alleged armed robbery of over three hundred million Naira from some Bureau du Change money launderers. This is the type of chamber Dino Melaye wants social media operators to quake and tremble at their mention?
A law breaker who opened and operates/operated foreign bank accounts in contravention of laws governing Nigeria public officials and he is supposedly a member of laws enacting National Assembly? A domestic violent person who abuses his wife and who should be in jail if he lived in a more civilized society instead of the zoo called Nigeria? An ignoramus who does not know that social media and other online based outfits do not require or need registration of any kind to remain operational; and that the Nigeria Cooperate Affairs Commission has no oversight authority over such a media outfit based in New York which gets to Nigeria through the airwaves. But it is Nigeria and people like this animal is in power and running his dirty mouth in this manner.
Olusegun Obasanjo once called Dino Melaye chambers an assemblage of thieves and vagabonds? A retired police IGP who is or was a member of the National Assembly, once threatened to name his so called "honorable" colleagues whom he had previously arrested and indicted for criminal 419 and other fraudulent practices while still in service? Yet these are the collection of men and women Dino Melaye calls sacred and hallowed? Dino Melaye is now being called out to account for his own dishonorable misdeeds and he remembered that Sahara Reporters and other social media are doing hired job for some goons, whose retainership they are on? Dino Melaye actually used the word "clandestine" in describing the activities of social media in Nigeria and one wonders whether it is the soundbite of the meaning fog that works that attracted and influenced Dino Melaye's choice?
Icheoku queries at what point did Dino Melaye have this sudden epiphany that possibly, Sahara Reporters might be a hired hand? Of course not during the time when the same Dino Melaye was wining and dining Omore Sowore, the proprietor of Sahara Reporters, and using his web-based media to hound then Aviation Minister Princess Stella Oduah? So query, if according to Dino Melaye, Sahara Reporters is now a mercenary social media, why was it any different and not the same during the Stella Oduah debacle? Was it a case of what was good for Stella Oduah not any longer being good for Dino Melaye; or are some Nigerians more important and should be treated as untouchables, while some other Nigerians are mince meat?
When Princess Stella Oduah was being pummeled for whatever dealings that took place in her Aviation Ministry, relating to some over-inflated car purchase, this thug, Dino Melaye, was the linchpin. He was running around with Sahara Reporters, adorning his anti-corruption garb, haranguing and harassing the Aviation Ministry lady without first waiting for a court of competent jurisdiction to determine her guilt and pronounce her guilty accordingly. Ditto was his protestations over the alleged Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's missing $20 billion dollars oil money? He did not spare anyone his presence in Boko Haram, Chibok Girls as well as in so many other issues of the day and cause which this self appointed crusading patriot selectively chose to impose himself as its arrow-head.
Icheoku says Dino Melaye is a true exhibition and exemplary of the saying that those who wield the machete do not allow any machete near their back. In the jaundiced eyes of this man, Sahara Reporters were a God-sent social media during Stellar Oduah's persecution; but now they have morphed into agents of Lucifer from the pits of hell simply because they unearthed some of Dino Melaye illegal dealings and escapades? Now Dino Melaye is moving mountains and valleys, threatening long prison sentences, just to demonstrate that his feathers were rumpled and no one dares? He wants his pound of flesh, cashing in on the ever forgetfulness of the gullible Nigerian society that they would not remember his days of cavorting with and carrying waters for Sahara Reporters; including a lobby-SR visit with Sowore Omore which he made to New York and bragged about it.
Icheoku says who respects a collection of questionable characters masquerading as the Nigerian senate, which is led by an indicted corrupt man? Which Nigerian, except those begging for crumbs from their table to feed their hungry dependents, who defers to such an assemblage of the society' dregs in character and resume? A motley of persons who would not disclose how much they are pilfering from the Nigerian society by shrouding their pay and perks in utmost secrecy? Icheoku says who cares how pained Dino Melaye feels about what Sahara Reporters and other social media has to say and write about him, when the same supposed anti-corruption crusader did not find it germane to protest his indicted corrupt Senate President Bukola Saraki?
Protesting alleged corruption by Dino Melaye was germane during the lynching of Stella Oduah but now, the same he-goat marches in solidarity with the corrupt Bukola Saraki, dutifully accompanying him to his corruption trials at the Code of Conduct Bureau? Icheoku says Stella Oduah was merely accused but was never indicted; Bukola Saraki was indicted and marshaled into the dock and took a plea like a common criminal, but this questionable character Dino Melaye still puts up appearance at Saraki's side and you wonder how cultured is this man Dino Melaye? Icheoku says what is sacred and solemn about a congregation of thugs, who maimed and killed and bribed their way to secure their positions and who have nothing to show to Nigerians in justification of their relevance and need for a continued existence? If Icheoku has his way, will enforce Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu's suggestion and phase out the Nigerian senate of lousy persons as represented by Dino Melaye.
What a bum who exhibited his crass ignorance by saying that his assembly will write American government to censure a media outlet when he should have known that the media enjoys optimum freedom in America and is not shackled nor amenable to America's government intrusion, dictates, control or censorship. If he felt violated by what was written about him, does he not know that his redress lies with the court in an action for defamation? But no, he want to go through the back door and bamboozle his colleagues into passing into law a retrogressive legislation meant to muzzle social media. Anyway, he can try but an assured defeat awaits him; but in any event, social media does not need their useless licensing to stay operational. Unlike their local newspapers which need their advertisements and commercials to stay afloat, the overhead involved in running online media is not too substantial that other wide-world advertisers cannot foot the bill.
Icheoku concludes by stating that in a more civilized society, this always brawling tout Dino Melaye, can only qualify for a prison warden or a county dog catcher position, but definitely not a senator of a country. He lacks the mien and decorum and demeanor and mannerism necessary for a senator. That this man is a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria adds credence to the school of thought which dismissively wave off that chamber as a motley crew. But regrettably only those who can maim and kill get into offices in Nigeria and that is the cross heavily weighing down on Nigeria's shoulders, and which have stunted its growth since the past fifty five years of its independent existence. Anyway, channeling Dick Cheney's dart to Patrick Leheay, on the issue of the threatened war against social media in Nigeria, Icheoku says to Dino Melaye, to go fuck himself.