Senator Dino Melaye has expressed fears of an impending revolution in the country due to the growing number of people in the poverty circle.
In a post on his Facebook page, the affluent senator who represents Kogi West in the National Assembly said he is afraid of the “revenge of the poor”, warning that the snowballing gap between the rich and the poor was creating a pathway to a violent revolt against the elite.
According to him, the current situation where certain areas are reserved for the rich while the poor are left in slums and other less fancied areas, suggests perilous times ahead for the elite.
He particularly warned residents in highbrow areas like Ikoyi, Banana Island in Lagos and Asokoro, Maitama in Abuja, admitting that he is also part of those who need to heed the warning.
His words: “I am afraid of the revenge of the poor, It happened in Russia, France and recently in Sudan. It can happen in Nigeria. Housing segregation put us the elite in jeopardy. Ikoyi, Banana, Maitama, Asokoro etc. Our leaders + me beware of violent revolution. Perilous times loading. SDM”
Dino, the founder of Anti-Corruption Network, prides himself as an anti-corruption crusader, democratic evangelist and private investigator. But his humanitarian personality and philantropic credit have been blurred out by his social drama and frequent flaunting of wealth and exotic possessions on social media.
One of the most controversial politicians in the country, Dino is the author of a 600-page book entitled, ‘Antidotes for Corruption: The Nigerian Story,’