Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) on Wednesday said she had forgiven Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) over the alleged assault on her at the closed-door session of the Senate.
Senator Tinubu said as a Christian, she had forgiven Melaye on the assault on her last week at a closed-door session.
Melaye and Tinubu had last week engaged in a verbal war during the executive session.
It was alleged that Melaye threatened to beat and impregnate her.
It was gathered that the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, also mediated between Senators Tinubu and Melaye after the plenary session on Tuesday.
However, Senator Tinubu, who spoke when stalwarts of the APC from Lagos State, led by former Senator Munirudeen Adekunle Muse, on Wednesday, said as a Christian she had forgiven Senator Dino Melaye.
Tinubu said she would continue to criticize any activity of the Senate that she felt is not good for the country.
Speaking earlier, Muse condemned Melaye’s utterances and asked Senator Tinubu not to relent in her quest for qualitative legislation for the development of the country.
In related development, no fewer than 50 women on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly, protesting the utterances of Melaye against Senator Tinubu.
The protesters, who wore T-shirts with the inscription: “No to impunity for gender-based violence,” were heard chanting: “Stop violence against womem.”
They carried placards that read, among others: “Support gender equality opportunity bill”; “A Senator is a Senator, women are not threat object”; “Senate Leadership silence in the face of violence against women is conspiracy”; “Say no to impunity.”
Speaking with newsmen, a Woman Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Kemi Nelson, stated enough is enough and asked the Senate to take disciplinary action against Melaye.
“This is impunity and it has to be stopped, we must be accorded our right,” Nelson said.
Melaye had while addressing newsmen said it was Tinubu that first attacked him verbally and that he only reacted to her utterances.