Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, dismissed Senator Dino Melaye as vainglorious and childish after the senator representing Kogi West mocked the governor for marrying a non-Nigerian.
While contributing to a motion in the Senate on Wednesday on the need for Nigerians to patronize Made in Nigeria goods, Melaye had said: “apologies to my uncle, the Governor of Edo State, we must as a people stop paying dowries in dollars and pounds.”
Oshiomhole hit back at the senator who he said was renown “for his vainglorious rodomontade and the childish display of his ostentatious lifestyle.”
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, the governor said Melaye displayed hollowness by delving into a matter as private as his marriage to his heartthrob.
“If he has anything to offer, Dino Melaye should concentrate on making good laws for the people of Nigeria rather than descend to a ridiculous level, thus displaying to the whole world his unworthiness to sit in the hallowed chambers of the Nigerian Senate,” Oshiomole said.
He wondered how Melaye “could descend to this pedestrian level of using the hallowed chambers to ‘cargorise’ women as if they were pieces of items for purchase.
“Any responsible individual that is truly worth to be called a Senator, a position that convokes respect, decorum and decent public conduct, should know the limits of his verbal diarrhea. The liberty of free speech guaranteed in the hallowed chambers does not impose lunacy on anyone to disparage other Nigerians, let alone pry into their matrimony in a very derisive manner.
“We had intended to ignore this uncomplimentary comment as one of the several empty displays of the Senator, but the fact that it tends to reduce women to pieces of tissue calls for this response.
“As we probed into Dino Melaye’s humanity, we were reminded that he is a man known for his vainglorious rodomontade and the childish display of his ostentatious lifestyle complements his love for foreign items.