Buhari’s speech made me speechless – Dino Melaye

Melaye and Buhari
Melaye and Buhari

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Former Senator, Dino Melaye has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari for delivering a very poor speech, saying he was speechless.

Melaye mocked Buhari on Twitter, saying “The speech of the president made me speechless. Mennnnnn I tire oooo. Recommending panadol for cancer is suicidal.”

He added that when people feared the government, there would be tyranny and that when the government feared the people, there would be liberty.

In his words: “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny, but when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Many Nigerians regarded Buhari’s nationwide broadcast on Thursday as lifeless and unsympathetic.

They were appalled that Buhari did not make mention of the Lekki shooting, regarded as many as ‘massacre’ of unharmed youths protesting an to SARS’ brutality.

The president warned troublemakers to be careful as the government would defend the unity of the nation.

Buhari lamented wanton destruction of lives and properties, saying that as much as he would allow democratic rights, such rights stopped when they impede on the peace and progress of others.

He said his timely scrapping of SARS was seen by Nigerians as a sign of weakness by his government and warned that people should not allow themselves to be used by subversive elements.


  1. Don’t mind that clown called Dino. Displaying wealth with reckless abandon and in insensitivity to what hardship many Nigerians including youth face on daily basis. Let him come out with the story of his wealth, may be some youth can even learn lessons on how to grow Wealth and by so doing he would become a pathfinder hero to many young people. Except he is able to declare his economic identity, he is regarded as one of many of major Nigeria’s problems.

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