By Ola Ajayi
Ibadan—Meanwhile, the APC members in the South-West said, yesterday, it felt scandalized and traumatized that they were in the same political party with Senator Dino Melaye.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Zonal National Secretary, South West, Mr. Ayo Afolabi.
According to the party, “we are surprised that any person elected into the Nigerian Senate could remind us of the often repeated lyrics “Vagabond in Power” by Fela Anikulapo Kuti at the Berlin festival performance.
“We wonder if Dino thought Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu was in the class of his slave ladies. Dino we know was rejected in 2011 by his constituency at the polls, only for him to clandestinely contest the Senate seat riding on the popularity of the All Progressives Congress to climb to the hallowed chambers of the Senate. But the leopard never sheds its skin. Melaye is nothing but a disgrace to the Nigerian Senate.”
The party called on the Senator to publicly withdraw his tantrums and apologize not only to Mrs. Tinubu but also to the entire Tinubu Family, Womanhood and the APC in the South West Zone.
“We invite all our women society organizations to see this as a fight against the denigration of the Nigerian woman,” the party stated.
The party called on the National leadership and indeed the national Chairman of our Great Party, His Excellency Chief John Odigie Oyegun, to call the disgrace of a person in Senator Melaye, a wolf in a sheep’s skin to order. From reports of his performance and activities in the Senate, this incident is typical of Dino’s record. We wonder if Dino will not, one of these days, carry out his threat of beating up a Senate colleague.”
“We call on the Inspector General of Police to note the threat issued by Dino Melaye, that he will kill anybody who testifies against the accused persons in the Senate forgery case. We think Dino’s threat is not just running his usual verbal diarrhoea, but his outburst was a demonstration of the hatred he harbors for our distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu.