The senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has described the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), as sick one suffering from abnormalities and in need of quick intervention.
Melaye, who is a member of APC, made the statement on Channels TV during a programme on Friday, June 8.
The embattled senator, who is currently facing some criminal charges, however, said he doesn’t have a problem with the party.
He said: “My party may have a problem with Nigerians because of the way it is presently being run.”
“I will not run away from the fact that the APC is sick. And it’s not only sick but is equally suffering from what I call a dreadful continental abnormality.
“There is a need for amelioration. There is no doubt the APC is sick.”
Melaye, while reacting to the tussle between the National Assembly and the executive arm of the government, however, said the fight is necessary to strengthen democracy.
He said: “If you expect a romance between the executive and the legislature, then you are no longer in democracy. We can partner to make Nigeria progress but there is not supposed to be any romance.
“When you see two friends going into the same room and they come out laughing, then they are deceiving themselves.”
“What is happening is not abnormal, what is happening in the constitutional duty of the legislature to check the roles of the executive.”