The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino
Melaye yesterday revealed his ambition to be the President of Nigeria
someday, asserting that, "I will be" president. He however did not
state when this will happen.
The senator spoke on Channels Television while appraising the first
anniversary of the Senator Bukola Saraki-led 8th Senate, arguing that,
"the Senate under Senator Bukola Saraki has done brilliantly well. But
we would have done better if not for this; like I call it this planted
distraction by people of inordinate ambition."
Apparently referring to the assets falsification trial of Saraki at
the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, which has been linked to the way he
emerged as Senate President, Melaye said; "you don't kill a man for
He continued; "Everyone is ambitious. I'm ambitious;like I want to be
the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. It shouldn't be a
crime. I will be."
When asked by the anchor of the programme if he really wants to be
president, the lawmaker reiterated; "I'll be. When we get to that
bridge; we'll cross it."