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Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by yns4real: 2:45pm On Jul 11
Drama as Senate rejects motion to request names, service numbers of 30, 000 officers deployed to Ekiti

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion to request details of the 30, 000 police officers deployed for the Ekiti governorship election.


The police on Sunday said it drafted 30, 000 of its officers to provide security in the election slated for Saturday.

The matter was first raised at the Senate on Tuesday when the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Deputy Majority Leader, Ibn Na’Allah, questioned the deployment on the ground that such were not drafted to places under attack across the country.

On Wednesday, Dino Melaye (Kogi West), asked his colleagues to request for the names, service numbers and details of their deployment for the election.

“As a Nigerian, I am appalled that Nigeria Police can provide 30, 00 policemen for a 16 local government state. Then one begins to wonder that to conduct a presidential election, you will need 30, 000 policemen times 36 state plus the FCT. It means we will need 11 million plus policemen. The implication is that we will have to go to other West African states to hire policemen,” he said.

He was cut short by Francis Alimikhena who asked the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, to cause Mr Melaye to go back to the seat allocated to him. He was ruled out of order.

Mr Melaye continued, “I wonder why the crises in Zamfara, Chibok, Taraba, Benue have not attracted 30, 000 policemen. Where the life of Nigerians have been consistently killed.”

He was again interrupted by Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central) who, citing order 11, asked Mr Ekweremadu to return Mr Melaye to his seat.
“A senator may only speak from the seat allotted to him provided that the President of the Senate may change the allocation from time to time,” she read.

She was also ruled out of order by Mr Ekweremadu

“The President of the Senate allowed him to sit in that place in the presence of every senators, so, I respectfully ruled you out of order,” Mr Ekweremadu said.
Mr Melaye again continued.

“Election is very important but not as important as the lives of Nigerians as enshrined in the Constitution. We will not as senators allow democracy to turn to militocracy.”

He said the Government House in Ekiti and campaign office of PDP candidate were under siege by policemen.

The senator also reported to his colleagues that he had been denied of security since the start of his ordeal with the Nigeria Police.

“I want to announce also to the Senate that while we ask that Nigerians be defended, we also ask that we be defended. I announced that the police withdrew policemen attached to me even before I was arrested. Till date Mr President, I have no single security. I applied to the Civil Defence two months ago, Civil Defence again have been instructed not to provide me with security. As a citizen, not even as a senator, Mr President by his oath of office is to protect me.”

In his prayers, he asked that “the police furnish the Senate with the names, police service number of 30, 000 policemen in Ekiti, including where they are deployed from and deployed to.”

He also wanted ‘the Senate to ask the police and Civil Defence to provide security’ for him.
His first prayer was countered by Kabir Marafa (Zamfara-APC) who said requesting for details of officers is not a matter within the Senate’s jurisdiction.

“I don’t think we can reduce this chamber to doing police work because what Dino Melaye requested for is entirely the business of the police. From the time we start asking to give us names and numbers of policemen they post to carry out certain responsibilities, I think we have reduced this chamber to the lowest, barest minimum therefore, I oppose this prayer.”

After two voice votes, the lawmakers rejected the prayer to request details of officers in Ekiti while endorsing the call to allow Dino Melaye access security.


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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by bugidon(m): 3:03pm On Jul 11
Buhari is a dictator

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by agbonkamen(f): 3:06pm On Jul 11
saraki and Dogara are cowards

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by Basic123: 3:16pm On Jul 11
the problem with Dino melaye is that,he doesn't know the difference between executive and legislative function.He sees legislative arm of government as another executive is own and to him Nigerian senate president= Nigerian president!

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by Donald95(m): 3:19pm On Jul 11
I am seriously praying that PDP wins Ekiti. Let Fulani killings be restricted to only north and north alone.


Please let me use this opportunity to comment on What Gowon said earlier


Have you seen my problem with anything north, Look at the killings in Gowon state and the fool seeing it clearly that it escalated since Buhari came into power still he (Gowon]) came out to publicly express his foolishness. This is the more reason I don't stress my self when Churches over here in south east are having prayer session for them. I simply bend my head and doze off.
So, is he suggesting we blame Farmers

Nigeria will keep on retarding not because we lack natural resources but because many peoples role model lack mental capability necessary for critical thinking b4 making a public speech to their fellowers

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by Felixandra: 4:09pm On Jul 11
We are following as things unfold towards 2019 general election.
God bless Nigeria with selfless leaders.
Go get your PVC!!!

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by clevvermind(m): 4:17pm On Jul 11
bugidon:
Buhari is a dictator
And a terrorist.

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by SalamRushdie: 4:24pm On Jul 11
Basic123:
the problem with Dino melaye is that,he doesn't know the difference between executive and legislative function.He sees legislative arm of government as another executive is own and to him Nigerian senate president= Nigerian president!

You have not made any sense please

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by IsaAbubakar: 4:26pm On Jul 11
clevvermind:
And a terrorist.
Buhari is a hopeless terrorist kunu drinking bastard gworo chewing bastard burukutu sipping gorilla

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by oyegbe: 5:17pm On Jul 11
I did not understand this calculation, how come 30,000*37 will be equal to 11 000 000. maybe Dino wanted to said over 1 million policemen will be required for the 2019 general election. Peace be unto those who respect their self during the period of election.

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 5:55pm On Jul 11
Whether they like it or not,PDP would win,u can't attack our Gov and expect us to vote for your party

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by kmaster007: 5:59pm On Jul 11
wen Dino BCOM IG
Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by cutefergiee(m): 6:37pm On Jul 11
Ok
Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by madridguy(m): 6:38pm On Jul 11
Dino should proceed to the office of the IG and stop ranting.....

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by neweraomo: 6:38pm On Jul 11
End time senator

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by greatman247(m): 6:38pm On Jul 11
DullardDINO LOL

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by LazyNairalander(m): 6:39pm On Jul 11
Ekiti is boiling. Wait a sec is Dino not an apc senator?



check my SIGNATURE

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by lawrence35(m): 6:40pm On Jul 11
Nigeria my Nigeria.
Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:41pm On Jul 11
Coward chicken of a boy.

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by nairavsdollars(f): 6:41pm On Jul 11
H

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:41pm On Jul 11
LazyNairalander:
Ekiti is boiling.
Wait a sec is Dino not an apc senator?
check my SIGNATURE
He was.............

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by killuminati(m): 6:43pm On Jul 11
grin

i dey laugh o

We must tame Fayose on that day.. the taming ha begun already.

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by Ochiboy11: 6:43pm On Jul 11
Ha
Fake and artificial palm wine manufacturer busted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBRTi-i6UmU
Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by victorazyvictor(m): 6:44pm On Jul 11
Indeed Buhari is a detector, Saraki and Dogara cowards.

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by LazyNairalander(m): 6:45pm On Jul 11
MANNABBQGRILLS:

He was.............
Thank God for his wholesome liberty, total liberty and emancipation from a party that has all the qualities of evil.

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Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by foolbuster: 6:45pm On Jul 11
Ekiti elections will definitely be a blurred reflection of what the tyrant might have planned for the 2019 elections
Re: Senate Rejects Melaye's Motion To Request Details Of Officers Deployed To Ekiti by nextstep(m): 6:45pm On Jul 11
bugidon:
Buhari is a dictator

The Constitution provides for a balance of powers that prevent dictatorship. If the other branches (congress and justice) decide to look on idly, then we have nobody but ourselves to blame for a) choosing a dictator, and b) choosing sheeple to represent us at NASS.

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