Dino Melaye remains Nigeria’s worst senator, Murray-Bruce takes top spot | YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for senators

Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye has retained his position as the worst performing senator in the weekly YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for senators.

Melaye assumed the position last week due to his war of words with Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello. The vocal senator is under intense pressure as he is currently battling to save his seat at the upper chamber following the decision by his constituents to effect his recall as their representative.

As signatures increased to effect his recall, Melaye took to his Instagram page to shade Bello in a comical post, while accusing some Kogi state appointees of forgery, saying they will end up in jail. The senator was also reportedly caught on tape scheming with a top officer on how to frame people for the assassination attempt on his life.

While Melaye was busy battling with his recall woes, the senator, representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray-Bruce clinched the top position in the week under review, as he took to his Twitter account to call for peace.

In a country where sitting senators are seen hobnobbing with Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and a key proponent of hate speech, Murray-Bruce’s call is a welcome development.

Over the past weeks, the nation has been on a knife edge with youth from the South East and the North exchanging words over the Biafra agitation. But, the Common Sense senator was having none of it as he decided to weigh in with some words of wisdom, saying, “I call on all politicians, leaders and stakeholders to be responsible in their utterances”.

Bruce’s rise sees Senators Bukola Saraki, Enyinnaya Abaribe and Ovie Omo-Agege drop down to the second, third and fourth positions respectively.

Senator Sabo Mohammed representing Jigawa South West rose to the top twenty this week. Mohammed’s rise followed reports that he helped secure the release of thirteen inmates from prison in his state.

Senator Sani Danladi (Taraba North) fell off the ranking totally, as he was sacked the Supreme Court and replaced by Shuaibu Isa Lau, who debuts on the last position in the ranking.

NameZoneRank This WeekRank Last Week
Ben Murray-BruceBayelsa East14
Bukola SarakiKwara Central21
Enyinnaya AbaribeAbia South32
Ovie Omo-AgegeDelta Central43
Samuel EgwuEbonyi North55
Andy UbaAnambra South66
Ike EkweremaduEnugu West77
Isah Hamma MisauBauchi Central88
Utazi ChukwukaEnugu North99
Gershom BasseyCross River South1010

See full ranking here

*The YNaija Effectiveness Ranking is a perception index based on perceived‎ levels of effectiveness of public officials, as determined by correspondents assessment, news reports and opinion surveys.‎

Comments (2)

  1. what are your yardsticks for the rating? any way, good trial

  2. Fadesere Toluwanimi John

    Well, your indicators for determining effectiveness is weak and biased. Research more on effectiveness especially on leadership as I see this platform can be a veritable source leadership of evaluation

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