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Dino Vs Remi Tinubu: The Political Angle by pinkrex(m): 12:26pm On Jul 15, 2016
Dino Melaye Vs Oluremi Tinubu: The Political Angle

"You're a thug and a dog that needs to be tamed". -Oluremi Tinubu

"I will beat you up, impregnate you and nothing will happen"- Dino

The dou alleged statements have been object of social vibration and viles within the debate pulse of the Nigerian populace for some days now. Sides have been switched and loyalty activated. Some brought the excuse for their positions on their feminist disposition which they believe a woman should be spoken to mannerly, regardless of the offense of the said party involved by their male counterparts.

Others swung the sentiments of personal hatred for the character of the personalities involved and their political orientation. Regardless of where the pendulum swings for the social Police, they may all be correct by and for their positions.

Critically, I shall look into the "issue" and not the "people", or perhaps, a little of the "person in the people".

Nigerians, known for their judgemental prowess and occupational condescension of afflicting social trending issues with triviality, cannot be always wrong. In the midst of their judgemental war, we are saddled with the punishment from dwindling oil prices, double digit inflation, high rate of unemployment, increase in social and civil crimes, disease, dollar hike and the negatives are infinitesimal.

The rationalist would be pushed to ask: how do they manage all these pineful issues along with judgemental occupations which in cynosure is trivial to national importance? The quickest shocker is that, these moralists appraise situations through their self acclaimed social values, religious piosity, humanistic views, feminism, meninism and the other schools of thoughts. However, a barometer to guage the hypocrisy of these social moral weaponry is the staggering level of social relapse, corruption, kidnappings, corporate intimidation etc, evident in our realities. So, how can we try hypocrisy with another hypocrisy?

Into the boulevard of Remi Tinubu and Dino Melaye, several political pundits stand a better chance to understand these personalities, a clear dissent from the louder voice of the general members of the society who are by mass detached from the real issues as most social issues are considered from the religious and propagandist angles portrayed by the media.

Remi Tinubu: An iron lady by reputation. According to political analysts, she's an amazon for the political commandeering of the Bourdilon King, her husband, fmr. Gov. Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, an All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain. This woman is without many blemish except that she's a loyal wife to the acclaimed owner of Lagos, Mr. Tinubu, who weilds the Jagaban title for his clientelist political power which attracts most politicians in Nigeria to his feet at constant prostration. Mrs. Tinubu was accused of been rigged to power through her husband's connection in order to grow his political empire. Without the blemish of the likes of Senator Stella Oduah, the acclaimed Bourdilon goddess has been the chief-eye of her husband in the senate.

Dino Melaye: Senator Dino Melaye has been in the political and social scene for sometime. Unfortunately, with allegations of domestic violence on his former wife and improper behaviour with some celebrities according to the Nigerian media. The extent of these allegation, however, is yet to die down because of his controversial flamboyancy when it comes to enjoying his success, either genuinely or dubiously acquired.

Nigerians are those type of people who hate the rich, for being poor. I can understand that sentiment; the elites have raped the people so dry that every potential wealthy man out there must have stolen and should be seen as an enemy of the average or poor man.

Dino Melaye is a controversial man, this controversy comes with how the media presents his personality to the people. He is yet to understand image management. To activate the media theory created for his personality, his political personality confirms some things suggested about him- thugish, brutish, doggish or whatever "ish" you can find. But testing that, who fights political battles in Nigeria without some bullet of bruteness, when all the gladiators share similar element(s)? But without sentiments, you'd need some thugishness and bruteness to win political contests in Nigeria, as the precedent of our politics have relied on thugish systems; politicians, structure and voters. Dino is an interesting personality to study, he's not the archetype hypocritical politicians who hide under fine oratory skills while their thugish, doggish and brutish souls rape the people of their natural rights and resources.

Getting into the real issue. Few things must be said about the feminists and religious contributors. For the feminist, which I am, a brand of feminism which is different from what I understand about feminism argues that "women are very fragile, they should be treated with utmost care and civility". Infact, one ravaging feminist said "It doesn't matter what happened, for Dino to talk about impregnating her, he's a demon". Another enthused "I'm happy for how Nigerians are criticising his attack on a woman, the truth is that he should have kept quiet no matter the level of provocation as a man".

Those are the kind of feminist voices louding this issue. Then we are pushed to ask this ethical question: Do we keep crying fragility at convenience and also cry for gender equality when it doesn't favour us? Feminism is a very complex school of thought, the variables are also complex as also the various personae who subscribe to the school. Continous education is required for those who practice another brand of feminism which takes out the "equal economic,political and social opportunities we seek".

The contextual question is: If we ask for equality for women to thrive because we believe they're naturally empowered to do so, should we not also apply that same banner to the men? If we expect Dino to be civil in the face of vociferous provocation from a woman, should a woman not also maintain same civility in the face of same?

If we agree that women should be treated better because they are just women, why should we go ahead and still seek equality for the said women which naturally division of being women have catered for? Those are the brand of fledging feminism, widely propagated by disgruntled elements who are very ignorant of what feminism is all about. The hypocrisy is nauseating. We cannot allow a social order that favours one group when we claim to be advocating for equal rights for all. What is good for the geese should be good for the gander- equality. People should be treated based on the content of their character, not sex. Don't demand for respect when you're not respectful.

Before we align ourselves to trivialities as this, a thesis of this crisis would make us understand some things. The real issue is not Remi Tinubu and Dino Melaye according to political pundits, a position I COMPLETELY agree with.

The discussion on the senate committee for that day was about the Senate Forgery allegations against Senate President, Bukola saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. The debate was about the charges been dropped. It was a FOR and AGAINST argument.

Except for the politically naive, understanding of the supermasters at the background of this debate was according to political pundits, Mr. Tinubu and Bukola Saraki. Its no news that Saraki' emergence as the senate president was not the intended plan of major APC stakeholders. Dino Melaye, being the man he is has also been a loyalist of Saraki right from his CCT/CCB trials, at some point, a lone man standing behind Saraki.

The Bourdilon king has not been happy with Saraki as the Senate President according to various media reports and APC party members, simply for his preferred candidate not to have emerged as the Senate President. Looking at the precedent of his trials, one cannot agree less. The thematic question to ask is this: if not for the avaricious set of politicians the Nigerian state is unfortunate with, how can we explain issues as this taking preeminence in the heat of social quagmire and economic-may-day?

While Dino wants the forgery case dropped, that may have offended Mrs. Tinubu who's at variance with Dino' position. And then, for the campaign language precedence laid overtime, which involves constant inuendos and vile missiles at political opponents, what other language do you expect them to understand? Those social despots are shameless as the people who elect them into representative capacities.

In a civil clime, the comments in the house, if it involves slander as the case maybe is sue-able. It is not a masculine and feminine affair as we understand it. To call another person a "dog" is very demeaning. To also threaten another with "assault" is also an issue for legal debate. However, the broker of the news, Sahara Reporters are known for their selective reportage which is careful with the Bourdilon king, even with their acclaimed investigative prowess. It is also becoming a shame for media outfits. to report trivial issues as this. To what intent? Of what public importance? Well, it was alleged they said.

The media mind control we are witnessing in this era is legendary, attention is being diverted from real issues to confuse the common man. I dare to ask again, of what public importance were the remarks made by Dino Melaye, reported by Sahara Reporters if not to cause diversion of attention from real issues?

Least I remind you, the 2016 budget cannot be implemented according to the FG, due to pausity of funds. .while you worry over Dino and Remi, inflation soars high to mock you.

Written by Promise Emmanuel, July, 2016.

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Re: Dino Vs Remi Tinubu: The Political Angle by pinkrex(m): 12:27pm On Jul 15, 2016
Don't talk when everyone is talking.. especially in the Nigerian scenerio, many people say things they barely understand, they say those things to be among those who have been talking... Sometimes, watch before you close your eyes to assume balance..

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