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Melaye To Remi Tinubu: "I Will Beat You, Impregnate You and Nothing Will Happen "

Untold Story Of The Senators Dino Melaye–remi Tinubu Closed-door Clash

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained further details of the altercation between 
Senators Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) and Remi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) which 
saw both lawmakers calling each other names and charging at each other.

Those who witnessed the incident, which occurred during a closed-door 
meeting held by senators on Tuesday, said trouble started 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 is said to have accused the senators of being used by the 
presidency to destabilise the Senate and warned them to be ready to face the 
consequences of their action.

“You should go and tell those who sent you that nobody, I said nobody, no 
matter who he is, can ever control this Senate, ” Mr. Melaye was quoted as 
saying as he pointed at the affected senators, his face contorted in rage.

Our sources said when Mrs. Tinubu was recognised to speak, she rose, 
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.”

One of our sources said 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 the Lagos senator, 
other senators, especially those from the South-West geopolitical zone, 
waded in 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, sources said.

“We had to move in to save the situation because he had already 
overwhelmed her with his voice,” one of the senators, who 
calmed Mrs. Tinubu down, said.

“Many dirty thing do happen during closed-door sessions, but people 
don’t get to hear about it,” another senator said. “But now that the senate 
is divided, proceedings at executive sessions are being leaked to the press.

“Yesterday was one of such dirty sessions, there was ramblings, 
uproar and profanities. It was so sad.”

Also during the meeting, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia) 
called on the Senate to go for President Muhammadu Buhari’s “jugular”.

When colleagues asked him what he meant, the senator said it had become 
clear that Mr. Buhari had no respect for the Senate and that the time 
had come for him to be impeached.

Mr. Abaribe said the president was encouraging his subordinates 
to disrespect the upper chamber and that only two options were now 
open to the senate – go for the president’s jugular (impeachment) or 
continue to seek reconciliation that might not work.

Mr. Melaye on Wednesday morning said reports that he was planning 
to initiate impeachment proceeding against President Buhari were untrue. 
But he was silent on reports that he threatened Senator Tinubu or 
used the “F” word on her.

The Kogi senator could not be reached to comment for this story.
 Calls to his known telephone number failed to connect.

Mrs. Tinubu too did not answer or return multiple calls made to her by 
PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday morning.

Source: Premium Times.

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