From the altercation between Senators Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) and Remi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) which saw both lawmakers calling each other names and charging at each other, there seem to be more details about what actually transpired in the red chamber…
Those who witnessed the incident, which occurred during a closed-door meeting held by senators last week Tuesday, said trouble started when Mr. Melaye urged the Senate to descend heavily on members who had offered to serve as prosecution witnesses in the ongoing forgery case against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
But supporters of both camps have been defending their senators the latest being the camp of Senator Melaye, the women say Lagos state is not superior to Kogi…
Meanwhile, Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, says he will not apologise to Oluremi Tinubu, his colleague from Lagos central and wife of Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Melaye said this at the executive session of the senate on Tuesday.
In a closed-door session of the senate last Tuesday, Melaye and Tinubu had engaged in a brawl over an issue regarding the trial of the presiding officers of the upper legislative chamber for alleged forgery of the senate rule book, 2015 at an Abuja high court.
In the session, Melaye had allegedly threatened to beat up and to “impregnate” Tinubu.
He later denied it, but he claimed that she called him a dog and a thug, which angered him to use invective on her.
While denying he said that he would impregnate Tinubu, Melaye pointed out that the “object of his dander” had already “arrived” menopause.
To end the tension between both parties, the senate, in an executive session on Tuesday, urged Melaye to apologise to Tinubu in the spirit camaraderie, but he refused to do so saying, “great minds don’t dwell on issues; they act and move on”.
On the spur of an alleged threat that he should not visit Lagos after the incident, Dino “crashed” into Lagos at weekend, and he went as far as going to the street of the Tinubus.
On Monday, Tinubu petitioned the inspector-general of police (IGP) asking for protection against Melaye.