By SAMUEL PRINCE-NNAJI
The leadership of Diplomatic Youth Movement Nigeria (DYMN) has said that the recent malicious attack on Senator Dino Malaye is no more news as only the ignorant believed the lawmaker had no certificate.
This was contained in a press statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Obinna Nwaka and the National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Omoleye Adedotun.
The statement reads;
As much as we don’t want to be distracted by Sahara Reporters and its collaborating agents of distraction and destruction, it is imperative that we set the records straight for the sake of justice and fairness, history and posterity.
In the last few days, Sahara Reporters have descended on Sanator Dino Malaye alledging that he didn’t graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The reason for this malicious attack is to draw attention and traffic to their site.
One will recall that Senator Dino Malaye has been critical in his approach to governance and legislations. It is however not a surprise that those who are embittered by his activities are the sponsors and collaborators promoting the attack. It is their aim that this will tarnish his reputable image; and further distract him.
The height of the ignorance exhibited by Sahara Reporters and their sponsors is unimaginable. How is it possible for someone who has graduated from a University to bag various Master Degrees in and outside the shores of the country?!
This is a question Sahara Reporters ought to answer before subjecting themselves to this public embarrassment.
It will interest every sane mind to note that Senator Dino Malaye remains a force to reckon with in this 8th assembly. He can never be cowed, intimidated or silenced in any way.
However, Sahara Reporters should be ready to face the 5 Billion Naira libel suit charged against them by the distinguished senator. This is the consequence of their inability to get fact before publishing news for public consumption and this equally serve a deterrent to other roadside/sit at home media practitioners.
The youth body reassured Senator Dino Melaye of her support as a youth leader and model of a new Nigerian and a democratic legislator.
Finally, the group is using the medium to congratulate the senator for his vindication as the authority of the reputable institution he graduated from came to speak out to clear the doubt of Nigerians.