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DINO vs REMI TINUBU | Lagos lawmakers desert Lagos, protest at National Assembly

by on July 21, 2016
 

Members of La­gos State House of Assembly yesterday protested at the National Assembly and the national Secretariat of the ruling All Progres­sives Congress (APC) over the recent outburst at the Senate between Senators Dino Melaye and Oluremi Tinubu.

The law makers who described Sen Oluremi Tinubu as a woman who respects all the political sons and daughters of her husband, said that their protest was in solidar­ity with the senator who they also described as the wife of the political father and national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ti­nubu.

Addressing the media after their meeting with the APC National Work­ing Committee, the law­makers who were led by the Deputy Speaker of the State House of As­sembly, Wasiu Eshilokun Sani accused the leader­ship of the Senate of con­spiring with sen Melaye in his alleged act, hence it has maintained silence over the matter.

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The deputy speaker who called on the APC and national assembly to investigate the incident and sanction the sena­tor involved, also called on sen Oluremi Tinubu not to give in to the “un­couth” behaviour of sen Dino Malaye.

“We are here to pay solidarity visit to Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and to state that we condemn the act. She should not be intimidated and she should not yield to ver­bal assault. But let me say this that the Sen Ol­uremi Tinubu we know, who incidentally was the First Lady of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007, some of us are like sons or brothers to her husband Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Ti­nubu and in Yoruba land if you are a son to a wom­an’s husband you are sup­posed to be her son. She respects us and always addresses us as sons. So she is a woman that is cautious but she does not take nonsense, she does not take shit.”

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When asked to justify their protest and the alle­gation that a sum of N75 million was paid to stage the protest, the lawmaker said: “I am the Deputy Speaker, Hon Yinka is here, Hon Desmond El­liot is here; we are buoy­ant enough to sponsor ourselves and we all represent Lagos Central Senatorial District where Oluremi Tinubu is repre­senting. It’s a course that we too are convinced that we must fight and thirdly, yesterday, we went on recess we are not resuming until August 29.”

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