Dino Melaye refuses to address link to Hushpuppi
Popular Nigerian Senator, Dino Melaye, has said he will not glorify the ruling party, APC, with an answer over allegations it made that he, SDM, is affiliated with cybercrime suspect, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States.
APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, had claimed in a statement that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party should be investigated, adding that “at different times, ‘Hushpuppi’ was photographed in Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Senator Dino Melaye among other PDP stalwarts.”
In a post on social media on Sunday night, Melaye wrote:
“I will not glorify a religiously lunatic character nor the caretaker party (APC) with a response on Hushpuppy.”
See tweet below:
I will not glorify a religiously lunatic character nor the caretaker party(APC) with a response on Hushpuppy. SDM
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) July 5, 2020
After the picture of Melaye with Hushpuppi went viral, the former legislator shared pictures of his meeting with former US Vice President Joe Biden last year.
Former National Assembly leaders, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, had denied having any form of association with Hushpuppi.