Controversial Senator from Kogi State, Dino Melaye, has denied calling for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Melaye was said to have threatened to beat up the wife of former Lagos State Governor, Senator Oluremi Tinubu during a closed-door session of the Senate on Tuesday over her suggestion that the Senate should tread softly over the issue of going ‘jugular’ with the presidency.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, Melaye said the allegation that he was spearheading Buhari’s impeachment was the narrative of the attack dogs of demagogues who have decided to turn Nigeria upside down for failing to choose leaders for Senators.
He said: “It is pertinent to note that the incredulously machinated misinformation was orchestrated by forces bent on destabilising the upper chamber for selfish reasons.
“One of the mushroom and faceless online platforms used to promote the ill-fated and calumnious write-up has been notorious for serving as the propagandist machinery of political commercialists who are pushing for the extension of their fiefdom to the National Assembly.
“While I remain unimpeachably committed to the leadership of the Senate, I believe the respected arm of government charged with the onerous responsibility of law-making should be given the independence to conduct its business.
“It is untrue and malicious; the allegation is the narrative of the attack dogs of demagogues who have decided to turn Nigeria upside down for failing to choose leaders for Senators.
“I am a responsible Nigerian, role model and a champion of anti-corruption and equity which my party (APC) stands for. I therefore urge the general public to discountenance the libellous publication as I will continue to respect the history, culture and excellence of my Kogi West people on the floor of the Senate.
“The true threat to the current Republic are those who believe that a Nigeria that is not led by them must not exist”.