Senator Dino Melaye has always been a theatrical character who would give Nollywood comedian Osofia a strong competition in the movie industry if he wasn’t a senator, but Dino is the lucky chap, like most student union activists, a place reserved for hooligans, charlatans, profiteers and cultists, back in the days in the University, he exiled in politics.
The student union thing build you up for Nigerian politics. It usually is almost the same thing with what is happening in the nation. It is corrupt, full of rigging, thuggery, religious and tribal sentiments and all that you know, godfatherism, cultism and all. Most students who don’t like drama keep off the dangerous terrain. Both Dino Melaye and Sowore are a product of that system, both self acclaimed activists, one became a journalist, the other, a senator. This is a clash of two egos but Dino Melaye started it all.
During the social media ban debate, for some reason, Dino Melaye went straight for Sowore’s Sahara Reporters, referring to them as peddlers of false news. Mr. Omoleye Sowore didn’t find it funny and I knew he would come for Dino. In fact the next day Sahara Reporters published a story that Dino has an account in the US which he opened as a student and I don’t recall Dino being a student in the US. Oh, maybe the Harvard thing. That story didn’t fly. Sowore waited for a perfect time and hit Dino Melaye with this result thing.
Ok, fine, ABU have finally confirmed that he graduated with a third class degree. But Dino bizarre videos dancing on social media is troubling. It got me asking questions if Dino is normal. I bet you he is, it just tells me how unserious some of these politicians are.
Omoleye Sowore just added to the drama by posting another bizarre note as if he will be killed soon by some mafia cartel he has offended by asking Nigerians not to cry for him. This beef is reminding me of the East Coast and West Coast rap beef of Tupac Shakur and Biggie. And Sowore is already talking of death and dying. We don’t want another situation here.
Politicians and journalists quarrel and settle all the time. Politicians become journalists and journalists become politicians all the time. So let’s end this drama. The whole thing is tiring. It is distracting us from what we should really be focusing on.