|Senator Dino Melaye|
The lawmaker from Kogi State, in a statement issued on Tuesday night described himself as a “responsible Nigerian, role model and a champion of anti-corruption and equity”, which he said his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, “stands for.”
On Tuesday, it was reported that Melaye is pushing for the impeachment of the President, which resulted into a chaos on the floor of the Senate.
The Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, however, did not comment on allegation that he threatened to beat up a colleague in the Senate, Remi Tinubu, who is the wife of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a respected APC chieftain.
Melaye, in the statement further urged “the general public to discountenance the libellous publication as I will continue to respect the history, culture and excellence of my Kogi West people on the floor of the Senate. “
He said, “It is pertinent to note that the incredulously machinated misinformation was orchestrated by forces bent on destabilizing the upper chambers of the Nigerian Parliament for selfish reasons.
“One of the mushroom and faceless online platform used to promote the ill-fated, calumnious write-up has been notorious for serving as the propagandist machinery of political commercialists who are pushing for the extension of their fiefdom to the National Assembly.
“While I remain unimpeachably committed to the leadership of the Senate, I believe the respected arm of government charged with the onerous responsibility of law making should be given the independence to conduct its business.
“It is untrue and malicious; the narrative of the attack dogs of demagogues who have decided to turn Nigeria upside down for failing to choose leaders for Senators.”