Verbal Assault: Tinubu reports Melaye to Senate, APC

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Senators Oluremi Tinubu and Dino Melaye

Senators Oluremi Tinubu and Dino Melaye

The rift between Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos Central senatorial district and Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district is far from being over.

Senator Tinubu on Tuesday formally lodged complaints against Melaye before the Senate and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In her letter addressed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Tinubu urged the Senate to discipline Melaye.

“I write to lodge a formal complaint concerning the improper behaviour of Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi State) that transgresses all norms of legislative etiquette and decorum. The gross misconduct took place during the Executive Session of the Senate on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 over which you presided as Senate President.

“The totality of the misconduct amounted to an assault against my person, as a Senator, as female and a law-abiding citizen of Nigeria. I take the cautionary step of submitting this letter in order to seek proper recourse that will protect me against criminal assault on the floor of the Senate (or elsewhere) that I and other lawmakers may exercise our rights as Senators to represent our Constituencies in the manner and with the decorum befitting this hallowed Chamber.

“I write that such misconduct as that exhibited by Senator Melaye shall never be repeated against me or any other Senator and so that reputation and the vital functions of the Senate as a respectful deliberative body shall not be undermined.

“I note that a week has passed since the indecorous eruption by Senator Melaye. However, the Senate leadership has been silent and has not reacted to the threatening misconduct of Senate Melaye.

“So that this serious transgression of the legislative behaviour is not allowed to pass, I formally submit for the record that I object to the reckless misconduct of Senator Melaye during the July 12 Executive Session. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper