Why I abused Tin­ubu — Me­laye

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

The chair­man of the Se­nate Com­mit­tee on FCT, Se­na­tor Dino Me­laye (APC, Kogi West), yes­ter­day, opened up on what tran­spired be­tween him and Se­na­tor Oluremi Tin­ubu (APC, Lagos Cen­tral) dur­ing a closed door ses­sion on Tues­day.

Me­laye while ad­dress­ing news­men yes­ter­day said it was Tin­ubu that first at­tacked him ver­bally and that he tongue lashed her in re­tal­i­a­tion.

“Dur­ing the closed ses­sion, I stood up and paci­fied my col­leagues who had gone to court to with­draw their case. I said if they re­fused, they should be sus­pended.

“After I spoke, so many other sen­a­tors spoke and I did not men­tion the name of any se­na­tor while I was mak­ing my pre­sen­ta­tion, un­for­tu­nately, Se­na­tor Oluremi Tin­ubu got up and was recog­nised to speak and im­me­di­ately she started speak­ing, she specif­i­cally men­tioned my name.

“But, be­cause of rea­sons only known to Se­na­tor Oluremi Tin­ubu, when she got up, the first thing she said was that she’s be­ing ha­rassed in this cham­ber by Se­na­tor Me­laye.

“I kept quite at that point. She went ahead say­ing, why will he come here and be threat­en­ing sen­a­tors and there was a large cho­rus from sen­a­tors say­ing ‘how’, ‘when’, ‘where’?

“She called me a dog and when she called me a dog I stood up and I re­acted and told her that this is not Bour­dil­lon and that she should look at my face, I am not one of those sen­a­tors who nor­mally come to pros­trate to them in Bour­dil­lon.

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