As reactions continue to trail the comment made by Senator Dino Melaye threatening to beat a female Senator, Oluremi Tinubu after an altercation that resulted from the controversial impeachment plot against President Muhammadu Buhari, the man at the center of the storm has finally responded to the accusation.
Melaye who is a member of the All Progressive Congress party, and was one of those supporting the call to impeach President Buhari, didn’t deny the media report that he threatened to beat Senator Oluremi, rather he explained why he threatened to beat the wife of the former Lagos State governor and National leader of the APC party, Ahmed Tinubu.
During a press briefing after plenary today, Thursday, he explained that he reacted to a statement Senator Remi Tinubu made during their closed-door session.
“At the Executive session, an issue generated controversy and while contributing, Senator Remi suddenly stood up and called me a dog and a thug, of course, I had to react,” he said.
He wondered why Ahmed Bola Tinubu, while speaking through his Media Aide was asking him to apologize on altercation that erupted between equals.
According to him, he was yet to confirm that such statement was actually coming from the APC National leader, insisting that if it was confirmed, he would react accordingly.
Melaye said, he was addressing the issue officially because of the fear that his character would be assassinated if he keeps quiet since he has been inundated with questions as a result of the wide publication on the fracas.
He maintained that he was emboldened to react each time he was being provoked, while reminding those that care to check records that he has been like that.
Melaye added that he was not a hypocrite when it comes to pursuing issues of national interest, noting that in the past administration, he fought doggedly for democracy which Nigerians are now enjoying today.
“You can recall that I am no coward. I have always been like this and I do not speak my mind through proxies and that was the reason I took to streets whenever the need arose, particular in defense of democracy,” he maintained.Share on Facebook