Melaye Lacks Moral Authority To Call For My Sack – Oduah

stella-cars1The embattled Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah has said former House of Representatives member and anti-corruption crusader, Otunba Dino Melaye, lacks the moral authority to lead a protest against her continued stay in office.

Melaye, who is the Executive Secretary of the Anti-Corruption Network, on Wednesday led a handful of protesters in Abuja to demand the sack of Ms. Oduah over her role in the alleged inflated purchase of two BMW bullet-proof armoured cars worth N255m for the minister’s use by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority,NCAA.

But the minister, who spoke through her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Joe Obi described Melaye as a failed politician having lost his reelection bid to the National Assembly just as he claimed that the former lawmaker is a protester for hire.

Obi, while raising some salient questions asked: “In the first place how did Melaye realize the funds he used in purchasing the fleet of over 20 cars which are numbered serially in his name?

“Secondly, has he accounted for all the funds he collected when he was at the National Assembly?”

He continued: “Ever since he lost re-election into the National Assembly, he has been involved in this business of offering himself for hire to organize protests. He in turn hires other people who join him in embarking on his phoney protests. ”

He maintained that Melaye’s protests were never anchored on altruism.

He continued: “I heard that there was some kind of disorder yesterday because he couldn’t pay those he hired to embark on the protest he led.

“For now the Minister is only answerable to the National Assembly which has summoned her to come and explain the circumstances behind purchase of the two BMW security cars. The National Assembly was elected by the Nigerian people and the Minister is only answerable to that institution” Obi concluded.

6 Comments

  • It would have been better if you kept quiet.Sometimes being quiet is better when you are confronted with an allegation you cannot defend. Your attack on Melaye is misconceived. Why not tell us Oduah is not the first to waste public funds because they are are meant to be wasted? Oduah knows better, she is quiet because she cannot defend it.

  • The chairman of the PUNCH DRUNK PUGILISS (PDP),and some others in the party has lost an election at one time or other.So mr spokesman do your job with some sense.

  • @joe,she’s not guilty until proven guilty,nigerian press are one sided more especially sahara reporter we should allow those that are saddled with power to investigate and tell us the true situation of things.Melaye said he has two bullet proof cars where did he get money to buy them how much was his annual salary as house of rep atleast this one is purchased for national use but this idiot called melaye bought for his own use with money been stealing from us.hypocrisy that is why we remain where we are as a country

  • Thank u so much @prince fo ur wonderful contribution.I have said it before and ll repeat it again our problem in this God forsaking country CAll Nigeria is tribal bigotry’s especially yoruba

  • When issues relating to our national existence are brought fore to public dommain, the sensitive and more subjective ones are tagged and flagged to be sentimental. There are some salient issues which Oduah must prove to have been met in the purchase of d dual luxury,before casting aspersion on the person of the more celebrated Dino Melaye. She need to let us know the armoured Cars were budgeted for, meets the procurement act and purchased within the market price.

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