Connect with us

The women wing of the Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has demanded the sanction of lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, over his rant to assault his colleague and wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

Senator Melaye had on Tuesday during an executive session of the Upper Chambers allegedly insulted Senator Tinubu, threatening to beat her up.

In a statement by the Women Leader in the state, Alhaja Kudirat Fakokunde, the group described Melaye’s behaviour as unruly.

The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to the widely reported attack on Senator Oluremi Tinubu, a Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District of Lagos State by Dino Melaye, the senator misrepresenting Kogi West District.

“Even though the direct victim of the primitive attack of Senator Melaye was Senator Tinubu, a fellow woman and leader of our party, we women of the APC in Osun, consider the attack as a collective attack on women in Nigeria.

“It is lamentable that a senator could reduce our Senate to a platform of abuse, physical and verbal assault, sexual harassment of a woman and consequently against the people whose interests he ought to protect.

“Senator Melaye’s attack and threat to beat up Senator Tinubu and impregnate her, were uncouth, indecent, demeaning, humiliating, sexist and criminal. It is a clear violation of the law which the same Senate passed in 2015, to protect our people.