Lagos senators tackle Melaye
Senators from Lagos State yesterday tackled Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) for verbally assaulting their colleague, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
The senators, including Bareehu Olugbenga Ashafa (APC, Lagos East) and Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (APC, Lagos West) said they are ready to testify against Melaye.
“We dissociate ourselves from the comments and behavior of Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) at the Executive Session of 12th July, 2016 as we represent people known for finer character and noble culture of social interaction.
“We equally state that we will be part of efforts to instill and enshrine decorum and gentlemanly conduct associated with the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“While condemning the use of any vulgar and un-senatorial language in all ramifications, we particularly take offense to the use of such abusive and denigrating words against the person of distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC- Lagos Central).
“Such words greatly demeaned the female gender and the hallowed chamber of the Senate,” the statement said.