Women centre gives Melaye 3 days to apologize to Mrs. Tinubu
The Women Advocacy Research and Development Centre ( WARDC) yesterday added its voice to the alleged abuse of Senator representing Lagos Central, Oluremi Tinubu, by her colleague Dino Melaye from Kogi State, describing it as condemnable and giving Melaye three days to tender an apology.
The centre in a statement by its Coordinator, Dr. Abiola AkiyodeAfolabi said the incident against Mrs Tinubu “is another case to buttress the lacklustre attitude to the issue of women’s rights protection and gender equality in Nigeria.”
The non-governmental organization in the vanguard of promoting women’s participation in politics, said the alleged verbal attack on Mrs Tinubu by Melaye became much more reprehensible at a time women participation in politics was at a low ebb in Nigeria.
Akioye-Afolabi lamented the silence of the Senate and senators over the incident against Mrs. Tinubu, and reiterating its position that Melaye should tender an unreserved apology to the Lagos senator within the next three days, she said Mrs Tinubu represents not only her constituency in Lagos State but also half of Nigeria’s population - the female population.