Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West – PDP) has hailed former president, Goodluck Jonathan, as a better leader that current president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Despite publicly supporting Buhari before he was elected president in 2015, Senator Melaye has been one of the most vocal critics of the president’s administration.
After months of public animosity and mounting court cases against him, the lawmaker was part of a dozen lawmakers that dumped the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in July.
While speaking during an interview on ARISE TV, published on Friday, August 17, 2018, the lawmaker said he has no regrets about antagonising Jonathan in the past, but hailed him as a better president than Buhari.
He said, “At the time I was criticising President Jonathan, I have no regrets criticising him, like I have no regrets now criticising the Buhari administration, but I want to say if you carry out comparative analysis between the Jonathan admnistration and this (Buhari’s administration), I would say President Jonathan is far far mileage above this present administration.”
While further describing Jonathan as a ‘saint’ and calling Buhari’s administration ‘militocratic’, Melaye said he was never persecuted by the previous administration as is happening now.
“There was never a time that the Jonathan administration arraigned me or created false charges against me. There was never a time I was maltreated or even attempted to kill me. But in this present dispensation, I’ve not even gone to the streets, but you can see what I’ve gone through,” he said.
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