– Senator Dino Melaye described the current administration as a criminocracy
– The Kogi senator also said the Jonathan administration was full of greedy people
– He called on the government to eradicate poverty to address the issue of secession
Senator Dino Melaye has described the current administration as that of criminocracy which he defined as a government of the criminals, by the criminals and for the criminals. Vanguard reports that the Kogi senator made this comment at the 2017 Nigeria Democracy Day Lecture organized by the Save Democracy Group Africa (SDG-Africa) in Abuja.
Melaye said the appointment of inexperienced people into government was largely responsible for the bad records in the first two years of Buhari’s administration.
He said: “Democracy is defined as a government of the people, by the people and for the people but what we had in the time of Jonathan was greedocracy, which is the government of the greedy, by the greedy and for the greedy. Today, we have criminocracy-a government of the criminals, by the criminals and for the criminals. Wrong appointment led to the emergence of the former (suspended) Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF who became a grasscutter.
“When you appoint a man who has no experience in civil administration as SGF, he is bound to misbehave.” To sustain the nation’s democracy, Melaye urged Nigerians to note that a legitimate clash of interest exists between the legislature and the executive arm and as such, the National Assembly should be allowed the liberty to carry on with its statutory duty without hindrance.
“There is no where an auditor and the man who runs an organization are friends. There’s something wrong when the two are seen taking tea together,”
“We must discuss and agree to be Nigerians. We have not discussed and we have not agreed.”
“Generators should only been used at emergency centres like hospitals and mortuaries so that when there is no light in Karmo (a suburb of Abuja), there will be no light also at the villa.”
The senator called for the removal of immunity clause from the constitution. He also urged the government to eradicate poverty in other to put a stop to agitation for secession.