The leaders of the Lagos Central Senatorial District have called for an investigation into the motives behind Senator Dino Melaye’s alleged attack on Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the APC National Leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Senator Melaye was alleged to have verbally assaulted his colleague, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, during an executive session of the Senate on Tuesday.
The leaders made known their demand, yesterday, in a statement signed by the APC chairman of Lagos Central Senatorial District, Chief Tajudeen, vice chairman, Mr Fouad Oki, and acting secretary, Hakeem Bamgbola.
The statement condemned Melaye’s attack on Tinubu, saying that the development betrayed what was expected from an occupant of a seat in the Senate.
“We consider Senator Dino’s behaviour as unbecoming of the exalted office he holds and want to remind him that he cannot muscle a colleague and a ranking senator for that matter,” the statement.
“The right of every senator is guaranteed and Dino cannot seek to circumscribe it. The founding fathers of our democracy left behind a tradition of discipline, decorum and selfless patriotism. We hope the 8th Senate will uphold this tradition.
“We stand behind Senator Oluremi Tinubu and firmly support her activities in the Senate. We salute her courage and consistent defence of democratic principles and the rule of law.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, a ranking Senator has a tradition of speaking truth to power and never one to be cowed. Lagos State regards Senator Dino’s attack as an affront on Lagosians and its political leadership.”
Melaye was also accused of instigating impeachment plot against President Muhammadu Buhari and had reportedly said he would beat Senator Tinubu for condemning his moves.
But Melaye, in a statement he issued, yesterday, denied the allegations saying: “It is pertinent to note that the incredulously machinated misinformation was orchestrated by forces bent on destabilising the upper chambers of the Nigerian parliament for selfish reasons.”