Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, says he was motivated into politics by the desire to make life bearable for Nigerians and that youth get their fair share in power sharing and resources.
Senator Dino Melaye
He said this in an interview with Punch newspaper, adding that his driving force was his orientation and indoctrination from people who are revolutionist and also from God.
“Early in life I read books on Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. and that has helped in revolutionising my life and resulted in a positive effect on me politically.”
Melaye, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, owns fleets of exotic cars and has been pulling crowd on the social media with his lifestyle of always flaunting his wealth.
When asked about source of his stupendous wealth, Melaye said he never saw himself as wealthy but only comfortable and has never been appointed in a position to take government contract in his life.
“I have also never taken any political appointment in my life or a position where I have control over government funds. I have never had government imprest and I challenge anyone who has any criminal allegation against me to actually come out and present it. With the vigour with which I fought the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, if I had any skeleton in my cupboard, by now it would have been exposed.
“For a man who buys very expensive cars with his name labelled on the number plate, it is enough to tell you that he is clean. I am a very transparent Nigerian, a very open and honest Nigerian. I have never stolen from government and I can say it without fear. I challenge anyone to prove me otherwise. But at the same time, God is the ultimate giver of legitimate wealth and anyone who really wants to tap into the anointing of getting resources from God should please consult me.
Why do you love cars?
I love automobiles and everybody can be passionate about a particular thing. Some can be passionate about homosexuality. They can spend any amount of money to sleep with a man. Some are passionate about occultism. They can buy blood at any amount of money. Some are passionate about diamonds; you can ask Diezani (Alison-Madueke). My passion is automobiles and there is no crime in that and I am very proud of it. Once the automobiles are not products of crime and they are not got from any ill-gotten wealth, then a man should be proud about what he is passionate about. I love automobiles and I am waiting for the next collection.