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.
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.”
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.”