ON­LINE RE­AC­TIONS ‘Se­nate must in­ves­ti­gate Does ‘who gets what’ re­ally mat­ter? Me­laye’s at­tack on Tin­ubu’

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In this “sea­son of anomie”, wise counsel eas­ily takes flight. Un­for­tu­nately Dino Me­laye took his ver­bal um­brage on not just a wo­man but the wife of Asi­waju Ahmed Tin­ubu-the Jaga­ban and an undis­puted leader of APC with a huge clan of fol­low­ers! Other­wise, worst things have hap­pened in the var­i­ous Houses of Assem­bly and we are al­ways told that what hap­pens in the Houses re­mains there. Peo­ple have fought, torn clothes and have even died in the course of such fra­cas. While pub­lic opin­ion, in­clud­ing mine, is against Dino Me­laye for such in­fan­tile in­dis­cre­tion, I rec­om­mend that we fo­cus on the real mat­ters of gov­er­nance which is the wel­fare of Nige­ri­ans. Those root­ing for the fi­nal show down with Dino Me­laye should sheath their sword. Let’s not heat up this coun­try be­yond the cur­rent boil­ing point. There is a wise say­ing that you do not set fire to a house you are in be­cause of a rat. Dino Me­laye should just ten­der apolo­gies to Mrs Tin­ubu, his col­leagues and Nige­ri­ans for his un­nec­es­sary emo­tional out­burst. As Nige­ri­ans we should learn to laugh even at the fol­lies of a fel­low Nige­rian. As democrats, we should learn to be equals. Is this wise counsel? You judge. When the rain falls, it does not fall on one per­sons roof! Oko­dudu Stephen steveoko­dudu@ya­hoo.com Sur­rounded by the right peo­ple. A catchy phrase that’s dif­fi­cult to find in this gov­ern­ment. Both of you should be re­minded that Nige­ria will be bleed­ing and it needs good doc­tors to at­tend to the wounds. It doesn’t mat­ter who dresses the wound, any­way. Talk­ing about the per­son­al­i­ties is just seek­ing at­ten­tion to be re­mem­bered. Musa Aliyu, fullmesh­com­puter@gmail. com

Sen. Dino Me­laye

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