Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:42 pm
The Lagos State All Progressives Congress, APC, says Senator Dino Melaye needs psychiatric examination over his threat that he would beat up Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central.
Melaye had threatened to beat up Tinubu and impregnate her on the floor of the Senate, a statement that had elicited wide condemnation.
Reacting to this in a statement issued by Joe Igbokwe, Lagos APC Publicity Secretary, the party said its attention had been drawn to a reckless and unguided statement credited to one Melaye from Kogi State who said he would beat up Tinubu.
“We take it that this is a slip of tongue but if it is indeed true that this statement came from the heart of Dino Melaye, we need a psychiatric doctor to examine the state of his mind.
Senator Dino Melaye has been in the news in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the wrong reasons.
“His actions and deeds in recent times have contributed in no uncertain terms to various setbacks we have witnessed in the 8th Senate since its inception on June 9, 2015. The hallowed chamber of the Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria is a prestigious place for the serious-minded, cerebral men and women, men and women of honour and integrity, those who can hold their heads when others are losing theirs, experienced but humble men and women.
“It is not for lunatics, rascals, street urchins, ethically challenged bigots or integrity challenged charlatans. It seems to us in Lagos APC that Senator Dino Melaye has reached a point of diminishing returns,’ the statement said.
The statement added that: “The unstable and funny man from Kogi State has reached a point where there is no other place to go but to go down irretrievably. He can only go down with his likes and not with our own Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the highly revered, honoured and distinguished wife of our National leader, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Lagos APC wants Dino Melaye to move quickly to apologize to Senator Oluremi Tinubu and her beloved husband, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and have the statement credited to him withdrawn without any further delay.”