Women protest against Melaye at N/Assembly
Some, women, numbering about 50, yesterday stormed the National Assembly, protesting the utterances of Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West ), against Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central).
Melaye and Tinubu had engaged in a verbal war during a closed door session over a week ago. It was alleged that Melaye had threatened to beat up Senator Tinubu.
The protesters, who wore T-shirts with inscriptions that read: ‘No to Impunity for Gender Based Violence’, were heard chanting, “Stop violence against women”.
They also carried placards that read, “Support Gender Equality Opportunity Bill”, “A Senator is a Senator, and Women are not Threat Object“, “Senate’s Leadership Silence in the face of Violence Against Women is Conspiracy”, and “Say no to Impunity” among others.
Addressing newsmen, a women leader of the APC, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, said “enough is enough”, and asked the Senate to take a disciplinary action against Senator Melaye.
She said, “This is impunity and must be stopped. We must be accorded our right.”