Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Melaye threatened to rape me, you must discipline him – Tinubu writes Saraki, Oyegun

As the ongoing war between Senate Committee Chairman on Women Affairs, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and her Kogi State counterpart, Dino Melaye rages on, the former has petitioned Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.
In the petition, she clamed that her colleague threatened to rape her.
Tinubu asked the Senate to discipline Senator Melaye following the misunderstanding, which erupted between them last Tuesday.

In a letter dated July 19, 2016, Senator Tinubu asked the Senate to punish Melaye because he remained a danger to her and the Senate at large.
She alleged that Senator Melaye had vowed twice within one week to attack her.
According to her, Senator Melaye had become “unmoored” and “has since paraded his misconduct in public as if to threaten a female senator was a badge of pride.”
She added: “Unless Senator Melaye is appropriately disciplined, he remains a danger to me and to the Senate at large. He has promised twice within one week to attack me.”
Senator Tinubu also petitioned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.
She asked the party to caution Melaye to stop terrorizing her.
She said, “I am both a ranking Senator and a woman. But Senator Melaye took neither into consideration as he issued threats of rape and assault, while boasting that he would face no consequence even if he fulfilled these criminal threats.”

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