Former lawmaker representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye said all those who have held political offices ‘including him’ have failed Nigerians.
Melaye stated this in a Tweet on Tuesday, May 5, while raising concern about the failure of the government during the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
He wondered why the country could not afford to feed its citizens for just two weeks of lockdown despite selling crude oil for 64 years.
“Everyone who held and is holding any political office in Nigeria whether elective or appointed including me have failed,” the former lawmaker lamented.
“We sold crude oil for 64 years but we couldn’t feed our citizens for just 2 weeks of lockdown! Well, the god of the poor will judge us all. Its time to reboot,” he wrote.
EVERYONE WHO HELD AND IS HOLDING ANY POLITICAL OFFICE IN NIGERIA WHETHER ELECTIVE OR APPOINTED INCLUDING ME HAVE FAIL.WE SOLD CRUDE OIL FOR 64 YEARS BUT WE COULDN'T FEED OUR CITIZENS FOR JUST 2 WEEKS OF LOCKDOWN!! WELL, THE GOD OF THE POOR WILL JUDGE US ALL. ITS TIME TO REBOOT..
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) May 5, 2020
The former lawmaker said he was afraid of the revenge of the poor, adding that what happened in Russia, Sudan and France, will soon take place in Nigeria.