Different times Dino Melaye has shown the world he is better as an actor than a politician

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by Suliat Eletu, Shakiru Tunde

One major thing that stood Senator Dino Melaye, a member of the National Assembly representing Kogi-West Senatorial district, out is his ability to make dramatic any situation.

The latest is the siege on his home by the police and how he formed his pretence of being critical sick to avoid arrest by the Nigeria Police. The main issue here is that Senator Dino has turned his political battles into a national movie and he is legendary in getting this done.

He is a member of Peoples Democratic Party and currently the chairman of Senate Committee in FCT. He is widely known to enjoy the full support of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

Since June 2015, here are the dramatic displays by Senator Dino which confirm he will be better in the Nollywood than politics.

1.Walking the street of Bourdillon, Lagos to challenge Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

In April 2016, Senator Oluremi Tinubu had a disagreement with Dino in the red chamber and he threatened to beat her up as well as sexual interaction. Furthermore, Melaye promised to work through the street of Bourdillion, Lagos where the female senator and her husband live without anyone harassing.

Dino actually came to Lagos and took a photo shoot of himself scrolling up and down the street. A good photo-gesture session was also held in front of the residence of Tinubu.

2. Dino released a song – ‘A je ku iya ni o je’

At the height of his conflict with Governor Yahaya of Kogi state, Senator Dino released a song which top street music chats and received wide acceptance from the populace.

3. Dino released a new song on return to PDP

Dino in his usual style released a new single on his return to his former party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The single is titled: Oh, my home – PDP. Although, the single is not as popular as the ‘A je ku iya ni o je’.

4. Disguised to beat the Police and NIS at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja

In another show of legendary acting skills, Dino disguised to beat security operatives including the Police and Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), to travel to Russia in April 2018.

The Kogi-born lawmaker was declared wanted by the Nigeria Police and was placed on a ‘No Travel’ by the border agency. However, he manoeuvred his way to follow the entourage of the Senate President to the EU/Africa Parliamentary Session in Russia.

Many are still seeking answers to how Dino could be so perfect in his acting skills that security agencies were unable to detect it is Dino.

5. Jumping out of a moving vehicle

Senator Dino also displayed he has some martial skills that would be needed in action movies in both Nollywood and Hollywood. On April 24, 2018, He tried escaped from the police team taking him to Lokoja for a purported court session.

After when he landed with a thud on the tarmac after he had jumped from a moving vehicle.

6. Pretending to be extremely sick after 8-days siege on his house by the Police

It seems Dino has not seen his end with the police as the security wants the senator to come and answer for allegedly shooting of Sergeant Danjuma Saliu while on official duties along Aiyetoro Gbede Maporo road on Kogi State.

An invitation he is not ready to answer, thus making over 50 police had deployed in his Abuja residence since December 28.

A video has emerged of the lawmaker looking emaciated and unable to walk as he was helped into the Police building

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