Dino Melaye Accuses Buhari of Illegal Appointment Of DG National Lottery Commission
Senator Dino Melaye has accused President Buhari of an illegal appointment.
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye, in a point of Order (43) on Wednesday on the floor of the Senate stated that the Director General of National Lottery Commission was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari without confirmation of the Senate.
Melaye explained that the appointment has seen the Director General discharging responsibilities in clear breach of section 8(1) of the lottery act.
The vocal senator cautioned that if the illegality was allowed, it would create disrespect for the rule of law.
Melaye who has been in the news of late noted that Nigerians must be respected for Democratic norms they yearned for.
“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, as I speak, the DG has resumed at the Commission without passing through the checks of Senate as required by laws. Nigerians must be respected.”
Dino Melaye Accuses Buhari
In his response, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki noted that the issues are weighty despite the fact that the matter came through order of personal explanation.
He further statedstated that thorough investigation would be carried out.
Saraki added that the Senate will make sure that the appointment is stopped.
“The issues raised by Dino are weighty, though it came through a personal explanation. I think the matter may come through a motion so that the gentleman can stop the nonsense he is doing.”
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Senator Dino Melaye launched his book on corruption titled “Antidotes For Corruption: The Nigerian Story.”
The event saw top National Assembly officials as well as senior All Progressive Congress (APC) party members and political office holders in attendance.