The fallout from the recent altercation between the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye and his Lagos Central counterpart, Senator Oluremi Tinubu took another dimension yesterday as the South West Zone of the All Progressives Congress, APC, bared the Kogi senator from the zone until he apologized to the wife of the former Lagos governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Senator Melaye had on Tuesday during an executive session of the Upper Chambers reportedly insulted Senator Tinubu, threatening to beat her up and “impregnate” her.
Reacting in a statement signed by the Zonal Secretary, Ayo Afolabi, Southwest APC told Senator Melaye to regard the South-West Zone as a no go area if he refused to tender a public apology and desist from such unruly behaviours on any colleague from any part of the country in the future.
Describing Melaye as “undistinguished”, the South-West APC noted that his conduct is predictable as “he had ‘married’ and divorced three women who all had stories of violence visited on them by him”.
The statement reads in full…
All Progressives Congress members (South West Zone) feel scandalized and traumatized that we are in the same political party with the likes of Senator Dino Melaye who was credited with using the sovereignty of the floor of the Senate Chambers to address Senator Oluremi Tinubu a Very Distinguished Senator and wife of our Leader Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in very rude, indecent and uncouched language.
We are surprised that any person elected into the Nigerian Senate could remind us of the often repeated lyrics “Vagabond in Power” by Fela Anikulapo Kuti at the Berlin festival performance.
On the other hand, going by the antecedents of the undistinguished Senator Melaye, his current conduct in the Senate is predictable, he had “married” and divorced three women who all had stories of violence visited on them by him. We wonder if Dino thought Mrs.
Tinubu was in the class of his slave ladies. Dino we know was rejected in 2011 by his constituency at the polls, only for him to clandestinely contest the senate seat riding on the popularity of the All Progressives Congress to climb to the hallowed chambers of the Senate.
But the leopard never shed its skin. Melaye is nothing but a disgrace to the Nigerian Senate.