Where is the ‘mother of all protests’ Dino Melaye promised in 7 days?

From his stand against the removal of subsidy in 2012, his famous fist fight at the House of Representatives in 2014 which left his clothes in shreds to his unflinching support of the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki even when it looked like the senate president was losing the battle, Dino Melaye sure looks like the kind of person anyone would want on his side in a fight.

It seems however that the senator, who represents Kogi West is all bark and no bite going by his inaction since promising to take take to the street in protest of the fuel price hike.

When the Federal Government announced the removal of the subsidy on petrol which hiked the pump price from N86 to N145, Dino Melaye threatened heaven and hell if the government did not rescind such anti-masses policy.

The senator is a member of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and was in fact elected senator on the platform of the same party.

In the heat of the presidential campaigns in 2015, Dino Melaye was everywhere attacking anyone in the opposition parties who dared to speak anything but good about Muhammadu Buhari, his party’s candidate.

After the APC won the election and a rift between Saraki and the party leadership forced him to take sides, he went ahead and anointed Saraki as the ‘irremovable Senate President’ and so far his anointing has proved true.

Despite his knack for being on the winning side, Dino Melaye certainly has lost this one!

The senator, not prompted or prodded by anybody willingly took it upon himself to threaten the government with the ‘mother of all protests’ if the fuel price was not returned to status quo in 7 days starting from Wednesday, May 12.

In the words of the senator, while speaking on Channels TV, “I will go on the street if there is no reversal of the price.

“We will open a register after the seven days ultimatum and ask Nigerians to come and register and show their displeasure and after that we will go and present the signatures of Nigerians in the register to Mr President.

“It will amount to the fact that Nigerians are not pleased, Nigerians are not supporting the increase and that we are saying that this is democracy, there must be consultation, there must be negotiations with the people.”

While some Nigerians were joyful and proud that someone in the ruling party had enough guts to speak out against the government apart from renegade senator, Shehu Sani of Kano state, some were skeptical about Senator Melaye.

And the senator did not disappoint them. The 7 days ultimatum he gave the Federal Government to reverse the fuel price has since elapsed.

Did you see Dino Melaye on the streets?

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