Dino Melaye is a Nigerian politician, a Senator and was a member of the 8th Nigerian National Assembly, representing Kogi West Senatorial district. Dino is a member of the People’s Democratic Party. In 2015 he defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) but returned to PDP in the buildup to 2019 elections after months of political struggle with Kogi State governor. He was the Chairman Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. And briefly the Senate Committee Chairman on Aviation in Nigeria.
He seconded the nomination of Senator Bukola Saraki as candidate for the office of President of the Senate following a nomination made by Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima. He was re-elected on 23 February 2019 to return as senator representing kogi-West senatorial district to be a member of the 9th Senate.
His main challenger in the election, Sen Adeyemi of the APC approached Election Petitions Tribunal asking the tribunal to annul the election of Melaye. On 23 August 2019 the tribunal sacked Melaye and ordered a re-run election. After several confrontations with the Federal Government and his State Government, Senator Dino Melaye lost his Appeal to retain his senatorial seat on 11 October 2019 and a re-run election was immediately ordered to be conducted by the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC however moved for the election to be conducted on a later date from the State governorship election slated for 16 November 2019; however, Senator Dino Melaye moved and petitioned INEC for his rerun election to be conducted on same day as the state governorship election. Reacting to a claim from Senator Dino that the state Governor, Yahaya Bello, is perfecting plans to rig the election in favor of his favorite candidate, Senator Smart Adeyemi.
INEC however moved for the election to be conducted on a later date from the State governorship election slated for 16 November 2019; however, Senator Dino Melaye moved and petitioned INEC for his rerun election to be conducted on same day as the state governorship election. But according to the current situation about the suspension of National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, Dino Melaye sings as he mocks him via Instagram.
Dino Melaye has shared a new video mocking suspended National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, via Instagram.
The former lawmaker sang a song in Yoruba as he mocked former Edo state governor, Oshiomhole, today June 25.
”Why did Buhari, APC take Oshiomole to Golgotha? Meanwhile myself and Sen Saraki are waiting for our retirement letter from the disgraced former chairman.” he wrote
Recall that the National Working Committee of the party which Oshiomole set up before he was suspended, was dissolved earlier today at the NEC meeting of the APC held in the statehouse Abuja.
The NEC meeting was converged by Victor Giadem and was attended by President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and APC governors.
There is no love lost between Dino Melaye and Oshiomhole.