The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the Senator representing Kogi-West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye as a man in need of psychiatric evaluation for threatening to attack his colleague and wife of the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, Senator Oluremi Tinubu. Melaye had on Tuesday during a closed door session of the senate threatened to beat up Mrs Tinubu; this he, however, denied, Daily Post reports.
But reacting to the threat, the APC in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, criticised the lawmaker for issuing such a threat.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a reckless and unguided statement credited to one Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi State who said he would beat up our own distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central and that nothing will happen.
“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 the Lagos APC that Senator Dino Melaye has reached a point of diminishing returns. The 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 apologise to Senator Oluremi Tinubu and her beloved husband Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and have the statement credited to him withdrawn without any further delay.”