Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Senator Oluremi Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday petitioned Senate President Bukola Saraki, and the Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, saying that her colleague, Senator Dino Melaye, APC, Kogi West threatened to rape her.
She asked the Senate to discipline Senator Melaye following what happened last week when there was a misunderstanding between them.
In a letter dated 19th July, 2016, Senator Tinubu asked the Senate President and the Senate to punish him because he remains a danger to her and the senate at large, alleging that Senator Melaye has promised twice within one week to attack her.
According to her, Senator Melaye has become what she described as unmoored and has since paraded his misconduct in public as if to threaten a female senator was a badge of pride, adding, ” 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, asking the party to as a matter of urgency intervene in the matter as a party with zero tolerance for gender discrimination and to restore its reputation as a vehicle of positive change and not an arm of regression and in tolerance towards women.
She said, “Iam both a ranking Senator and a woman. But Senator Melaye took neither into consideration as he issued threats of rape and assault, whiIe boasting that he would face no consequence even if he fulfilled these criminal threats. “