Recall: Let’s Do It For Dino Melaye! – Ologbondiyan

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The most unfortunate aspect of human life is our pretensions to history. We act God and plot the ends of fellow human beings, forgetting the place of Almighty, just to satisfy our lust for power.
I recall how the administration of General Sani Abacha cooked up a coup attempt against General Olusegun Obasanjo (as he then was known). He was in prison when PDP was being organized. He came out of prison to become the President of the FRN.
Engr Iyiola Omisore was in Agodi Prison. He had a murder charge. While in the Agodi Prison, his people elected him Senator of the FRN.
Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau was removed as the principal (or perm sec) in Kano State. The people took side with him, sacked the governor and elected Mallam in his place. Mr Theodore Orji (as he was then known)  was in Ikoyi Prison on charges bordering on corruption. He was elected governor and today he is Senator.
In this same Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu was placed in hand chains and paraded as a common criminal. Several years after, the people aligned with him, voted out the incumbent government and elected Prince.
Unfortunately, death came calling and GYB inherited his votes.
One can continue without end but the lesson from all these is that the will of God and the people are stronger than the ephemeral power of any man.
The contrivance against Dino will pale out and he will conquer as long as he keeps standing on the side of the people and demanding their rights of salaries and pensions.
My personal appeal to all Kogi Westerners is simple: let us stand by our son.
Dino has his faults. Yes.  He overdo things. Yes. His style is annoying. Yes. He is too aggressive. Yes. He stopped Hon Biodun Faleke from being governor. Yes. He blocked the chance of Yagba to produce Senate.  Yes.
But should we on account of all these hand Dino over to hungry lions from strange farmlands to devour? My answer is NO.
The fall of Senator Dino Melaye is a fall of our independence. It will be a fall of our inherited character of standing up to oppression under whatever guise and forms. It will be a surrender of our sovereignty as a people to our neighbours, who are keeping theirs. Once, we accept this ‘insult’, we have lost face and hereafter we have accepted to be treated as minions in a state that belongs to all of us.
Let us look beyond our immediate anger against Dino. We did it for Senator Tunde Ogbeha against Governor (Prince) Abubakar Audu. We did it for Senator Smart Adeyemi against Governor Ibrahim Idris. Let us do it for Senator Dino Melaiye.
I commend the ODI for rising in defence of our land and I equally invite the ODA to do the needful. This is a time when silence is not golden.
– Hon. Kola Ologbondiyan wrote from Abuja

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