The Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, on Thursday criticized the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, for leading the campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ali is Chairman of the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO).
A day after asking to be allowed to seat with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators on return to plenary for the first time in nearly two months, Melaye fired another salvo directed at President Buhari.
“The Comptroller-General of Customs is the Chairman of the Buhari campaign organization; the Comptroller-General is a rank and shouldn’t lead a campaign organization,” the fiery Senator said.
Ali led the BSO to Buhari’s office on May 22 for a conversation that led into Buhari suggesting that an unnamed former president (apparently Olusegun Obasanjo) spent $16 billion on power projects with nothing to show for it.
During the conversation, the President also lambasted the National Assembly, saying, “Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the National Assembly. What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing?”
Melaye has now made it clear that the comments did not go down well with him.
“Sen. Dino Melaye cites Order 14 states that Mr. President through Channels and AIT insulted @nassnigeria saying he does not know what they are doing and many of us have been here for over 10 years yet, have nothing to show for it.
“This statement is demeaning to the @nassnigeria. I call on Mr. President to apologize on the statement issued by him to the National Assembly,” the official twitter handle of the Senate quoted Melaye as saying.
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