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Senator Dino Melaye Bags Award Amidst Controversy

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Oladapo Sofowora

Senator Dino Melaye, is known for stirring controversy at every turn. Over the years, he has been faced with scandals, that have threatened to destroy his credibility and political image. First it was his alleged certificate scandal, followed by his constituency’s recall process, which has been halted by the electoral body INEC.

Amidst all of these crises, the dogged Senator on Tuesday, October 10 2017 in Abuja bagged the ‘Senator of the Year Award’ organised by the National Assembly Press Corps. When news of his award confernment became public knowledge, it generated mixed feelings, with many of the opinion that it is ill deserved.

In light of this matter, the Nigeria Union of Journalist swiftly issued a press statement disassociating themselves from the proposed award.

Senator Dino appeared at the well attended award ceremony, dressed in a black pants, shirts and an orange patterned blazers, as if to shut the mouth of those who doubt him. Amidst praises and applaud, the Ajekun-Iya crooner was presented the highly coveted plaque by the FCT Minister, Muhammed Musa Bello.

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