On Tuesday, online news medium Sahara Reporters said that Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye threatened to beat up Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos Central) during a closed-door meeting of the Red Chamber.
Tinubu, the wife of former Lagos state governor and All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is the Senate Committee Chairman on Women Affairs.
Melaye called on the Senators in attendance to fight the presidency to a standstill. In his rant, he issued a wide variety of threats. Recognized to speak, Senator Remi Tinubu (APC) Lagos Central said the Senate should not be reduced to a kindergarten where Senators could just issue childish threats, and called on Senators to close ranks and seek reconciliation among its members.
That was when Melaye flew into rage, calling her names. ‘I will beat you up on this floor and nothing will happen,’ he threatened.
The statement caused a commotion on the floor as Senators in her support gathered to protect her.
Few hours after the publication, Melaye who was recently honoured with a Chieftaincy title in Ijesha land, Osun state, responded in a tweet. He said: