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REVEALED; The Untold Story Of The Clash Between Senators Dino Melaye And Remi Tinubu

REVEALED; The Untold Story Of The Clash Between Senators Dino Melaye And Remi Tinubu



Recall on Tuesay 12th July, 2016, there were reports of a clash between senator Dino Malaye and Oluremi Tinubu, during a  heated debate at a closed session meeting at the House of Assembly.

Melaye, who denied the allegations, was said to have threatened to beat up his Lagos counterpart during a closed session at the Senate on Tuesday.

Premium Times reported that both lawmakers were calling each other names and charging at each other.

An eye witness reportedly said it all began 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.

The Kogi senator Dino Malaye is said to have accused the senators of being used by the presidency to dis-stabilize the Senate and warned them to be ready to face the consequences of their action. Mr. Melaye was quoted to have said as he pointed at the affected senators, his face contorted in rage,

You should go and tell those who sent you that nobody, I said nobody, no matter who he is, can ever control this Senate,” 
When Mrs. Tinubu was recognized to speak according to source, she arose and said,
“I’m just wondering why whenever Senator Dino speaks in this chamber, he is always threatening people and behaving childishly and at times like a thug. I think he needs to know that every senator here represents their constituencies. And that there is no need to threaten anyone. We are seeking and working towards reconciliation, yet you are busy issuing threats.”

It was reportedly said that at this point, Mr. Melaye jumped up from his seat and charged towards Mrs. Tinubu, saying,

Look this is not Bourdillon (referring to the famous Lagos residence of Mrs Tinubu’s politician husband). I will beat you up, ….. impregnate you and nothing will happen.”

Witnesses said as Mr. Melaye charged towards Lagos senator, other senators, especially those from the South-West geopolitical zone,  intervened and shielded Mrs. Tinubu from attack, and then calmed her down.
A few other senators also prevailed on Mr. Melaye to take it easy and let peace reign.  “At this point, we had to move in to save the situation because he had already overwhelmed her with his voice” said  one of the senators, who calmed Mrs. Tinubu down, continuing that many dirty things do happen during closed-door sessions, but people don’t get to hear about it. But now that the senate is divided, proceedings at executive sessions are being leaked to the press.





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