In order to clear his name of allegation of certificate forgery being pointed at him, Senator Dino Melaye has shared a National Youth Service Corps photo as evidence that he graduated and served.
The Kogi born legislator, Dino Melaye, who has been battling with allegations that he did not graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria released the photo as evidence that he is truly a graduate of the institution.
Ousted senate leader, Ali Ndume, brought up a point of order imploring the senate to investigate the allegation that Melaye did not finish from ABU as he claimed.
Responding to his point, Melaye poked Ndume, saying not only is he a graduate of ABU, Zaria but he also has a degree from Havard University.
He said: “I am here to respond to the issue raised by the Boko Haram suspect (and) senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ali Ndume. I want to say, to me, it is a welcome development. Democracy is about investigation and no senator is above investigation. To me, it is a welcome development and it will finally clear the air on all the malicious and vindictive allegations.
“To say that I did not graduate from ABU is to say that I am not a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ABU is a very prestigious university in this country and it is not possible for one to be running a master’s programme in the university when one did not graduate from a university. I have successfully completed one and I am doing the second one.
“I want to announce that this is the eighth degree that I am pursuing. I am also a graduate of University of Abuja, where I did Masters in Policy Analysis. I am a graduate of London School of Economics and Political Science. I am also a graduate of Harvard University. The course I am pursuing now will make it my eighth degree.”