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Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by DONSMITH123(m): 4:16pm On May 21, 2018
The embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has thanked Nigerians for standing by him during his travails in the hands of those he described as the “State.”

Melaye, in a lengthy write-up posted on Facebook on Monday, alleged that his trials were a plot by the “State” to silence him.

The lawmaker, however, said that he is now more resolute on his convictions.

Melaye is being prosecuted by the Nigeria Police in two separate courts.

While he is standing trial in a Lokoja, Kogi State, court on charges bordering on gun-running, he is also on trial in an Abuja court for attempted suicide, among other charges.

The senator wrote: “Someone once said that rock bottom is good solid ground and a dead-end street is just a place to turn around.

“In the last few weeks, I have been taken to the good solid ground at the rock bottom and they couldn’t go further. I have been brought to the dead-end street, but with you standing by my side, I have turned around and bounced back to the chagrin of those who sought to seal my lips from speaking out against tyranny, politics of oppression and blackmail.

“They unleashed an endless barrage of physical, psychological, metaphysical and emotional torture and assault on me, but through the power of the Most High and you, the good people of Nigeria, we have once again seen the triumph of truth over lies and good over evil.

“It was Edmund Burke who was quoted as saying that when bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one … in a contemptible struggle.

“I am, of all men, a blessed man, to have courageous and dependable people like you as my fellow soldiers in the struggle to free us from the shackles of political strongholds and tyranny.”

He added, “The state unleashed its raw power on me and released a 200-man-strong fully-armed policemen on a man without a knife or a bullet. It did this because I called injustice by its name and called for accountability. For this, they sought to break my spirit and destroy me permanently.

“In their moment of reign, I was fully shackled. With my hands tied to my back and hurled into a dark solitary confinement waiting for the butchers knife, you, my people, stood by me. You came against a raging fire and stood up against tyranny, lies, filthy lucre, injustice, persecution and greed.

“While in the dark and unable to fight for myself, they sought to take my mandate, which you had freely given to me, but you answered back and quenched deceit in its wake. You stood resolute and unflinching and defended your mandate to me.

“I thank you from the bottom of my heart. In their attempt to break me, they have made me stronger.”

The lawmaker thanked all those who stood in his defence and visited him “after I was injured and subsequently detained at the hospital.”

He said, “You have strengthened my resolve and hardened my flesh against those who seek to devour and make meat of me. You have once again proved to me the axiom in the saying that ‘in prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.’ I am very grateful. For your sake, I remain unbowed.

“I know many of you worry about my safety and life in this new dispensation where life is no longer sacred in Nigeria, but do not be troubled. My bond of love for you, my good people, makes it impossible for me to consider my self-risk, safety, comfort or opportunity in my unflinching commitment to stand up for you, to stand up for truth and if necessary, die for the truth and the emancipation of our people from the chains of poverty and oppression.

“Though they raise spurious allegations against me, bear false witness against me, though they seek to frighten me and lure me into their bounty of evil, I will fear no foe.

“Yes, my traducers and torturers wish that I keep quiet; though they seek to seal my lips, to silence my voice forever, I remain ever more resolute and committed. I am committed to this cause for which I am a politician; the cause of the downtrodden, to speak truth to power and stand against oppression and injustice. On these issues, there will be no compromise. I owe no apologies and I tender none.

“Like I have always said, ‘you speak the truth, you die; you don’t speak the truth, you die. I have chosen to speak the truth, dead or alive. Reverend Martin Luther King Jnr. once said, ‘Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politics? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But Conscience asks the question: is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor political nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.

“To my people, I promise you this and this only. I have taken my position; I will not hold back, I will not hold my peace, I will not be shut down, neither will I shut up, not as long as injustice and falsehood continues to reign.

“As long as I will live, I will not bow to Baal.”


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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Nobody: 4:18pm On May 21, 2018
This Dino has a way with words. I Remain Unbowed just sounds like a phrase from a track of gangster rap.

I will be checking Youtube to see if I will see the video. You know Dino M has musical talent. True if Dino wasn't a senator, he could give Naija rappers a run for their money with his swaggz and no shitz attitude.

Ehen, before I forget: Buhari 2019; Igbo Presidency 2023

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Baawaa(m): 4:34pm On May 21, 2018
Dino Melaye,you can't escape in as much you are a criminal,

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by ShenTeh(m): 5:00pm On May 21, 2018
I sincerely hope that Dino Melaye is truly innocent of the charges against him.

Too bad if he is not.

#that he opposes the government doesn't mean he should not be prosecuted for wrongdoing.

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by toluleke(m): 6:03pm On May 21, 2018
Them go arrest am now he go fall sick back grin

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by MadeInTokyo: 6:03pm On May 21, 2018
grin grin grin

Every sensible Nigerians now agree Buhari is a monumental disaster

Only indomie brain zombies think otheriwse

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Benekruku(m): 6:03pm On May 21, 2018
He is feeling better now then.


Can they start is trial now.

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by BruncleZuma: 6:04pm On May 21, 2018
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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by affable4(m): 6:04pm On May 21, 2018
When the 'state' fights them, they call on the masses to fight with them. But when they are with the 'state', they display their ill-gotten wealth for the masses.

Dino, carry your cross.

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by rockastar: 6:04pm On May 21, 2018
cheesy
Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Nobody: 6:04pm On May 21, 2018
Coward . i tot he had balls

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Dannyset(m): 6:04pm On May 21, 2018
Lolz!
See Usain bolt don dey run mouth again. Just ordinary bail, you're already singing as usual. Yahaya Bello is coming for you.

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by superior1: 6:04pm On May 21, 2018
Baal being Buhari

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Metuh: 6:05pm On May 21, 2018
Dino Lion Melaye!!! The Lion of Okun Kingdom!

The only man that looked Thiefnubu in the eye and tell him to chop shit!

The chief tormentor of The Vegetable!

Most outspoken Senator ever!

Lover of youths!

They can neither shut you up nor down!

Ride on!!!

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Alphasoar(m): 6:05pm On May 21, 2018
angry
First of, who is Baal? Secondly, . . .

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by sexdoll: 6:05pm On May 21, 2018
i can't wait to see deeno and olisa mehtuh starring in any upcoming nollywood movie.

it will be such a great delight to watch. shocked

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by lonelydora: 6:06pm On May 21, 2018
I hope Dino is innocent. If he's not...sorry will be his name
Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Throwback: 6:06pm On May 21, 2018
But you were flattened on the floor and bundled into jail, just as you bundle your adversaries out of the senate chamber for their contrary opinion.

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by slimpoppa(m): 6:06pm On May 21, 2018
E don dey talk?

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by obajoey(m): 6:07pm On May 21, 2018
Some people will never learn, remaining 1 more

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Sanemind(m): 6:07pm On May 21, 2018
ok
Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by youngeagle(m): 6:07pm On May 21, 2018
If Dino is on a mission to scuttle this evil government, he has my support.

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by euwalaka: 6:07pm On May 21, 2018
That's my senator, both the state and the federal can't do any thing to you. They are only transmission, confusion and transfusion.

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by ZombiePUNISHER: 6:07pm On May 21, 2018
Baawaa:
Dino Melaye,you can't escape in as much you are a criminal,

Pity your self first

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by s3tt1ngz003: 6:08pm On May 21, 2018
This is never a prosecution but persecution

Anyway

fellow nairalanders
Pls I need any material regarding this topic

An examination of the effect of abandoned property on residential neighborhoods
Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by ozoebuka1(m): 6:09pm On May 21, 2018
grin grin

We Africans are where we are today because we easily get emotional... Having said that, I'd neither support Dino until he proves to everyone that he's innocent. I'm only against Buhari because he's proven that he's incompetent and incapacitated to rule a complex country like Nigeria. undecided

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Alejoc(m): 6:10pm On May 21, 2018
Dino the cat with 9 lives!
Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by ebuk4real(m): 6:11pm On May 21, 2018
The kind of people we Nigerians elect to lead us baffles sane minds...

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by Metuh: 6:11pm On May 21, 2018
Throwback:
But you were flattened on the floor and bundled into jail, just as you bundle your adversaries out of the senate cyber for their contrary opinion.
Mandela, Fela, Obasanjo were all jailed too.

Did they allow such experience shut them down

Your guess is as good as mine.
Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by magzey: 6:11pm On May 21, 2018
hahaha the Coward is Back ,Ordinary investigation he Jump from police vehicle as he dey Fear, this Dino matter dey week me i no know say the Man na Mr eye service Pretender. He should be called Mrs Dino Rambo grin grin

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Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by authehighness: 6:13pm On May 21, 2018
the state,should start where they stopped,asap am laughing,they called us wailer because we chose a democrat over a tyranny, but now,i don't know who are the real wailer
Re: Dino Melaye Disses The ‘state,’ Says ‘I Remain Unbowed’ by magzey: 6:13pm On May 21, 2018
euwalaka:
That's my senator, both the state and the federal can't do any thing to you. They are only transmission, confusion and transfusion.
and why he jump from police vehicle grin grin grin and claim to be Asthmatic

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