by Isi Esene
Dino Melaye, the former House of Representatives member and principal actor in the faction which fought tooth and nail for former Speaker, Patricia Etteh, to retain her seat during the Etteh-gate saga is still talking.
In his latest salvo, he insists that the Integrity Group was an amorphous group hurriedly formed during the Etteh saga as a platform to drive Lawan’s political ambitions, which explains its low profile after Patricia Etteh had been unseated.
He maintained that the failure of the Farouk Lawan lead fuel subsidy probe to pursue its task to a logical conclusion was true to type.
He said: “Four weeks before the bubble burst I warned Nigerians that they should not celebrate Farouk yet with the fuel subsidy probe, so his fumbling and wobbling in the course of carrying out his legislative functions is no surprise to us that know him too well.”
He explained that there would be no need for the establishment of probe panels if the House had diligently pursued their oversight functions with Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of the federal government.
Melaye described the unending House probes as a “manifestation of satanic collaboration between the National Assembly and the Public Service.”
He went ahead to accuse the President Goodluck Jonathan led government of double-standards, with a body language which clearly reflects its reluctance to fight corruption decisively.
Solid words. But then again, this is Dino Melaye.