By Okunade Adekunle
Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have berated the assault on wife of the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Oluremi Tinubu, by Senator Dino Melaye, describing the action as unfortunate and unethical for a distinguished Senator of the country.
The condemnation by the lawmakers was sequel to a motion moved by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Wasiu Eshilokun Sanni, at the plenary session requesting the Assembly to formally write to the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for disciplinary action against the erring senator.
Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, while contributing to the motion said ‘Dino Malaye’s action was deliberate not only against Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his wife but everybody that believes in Asiwaju’s politics and leadership and therefore should be called to order.
Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu stated that Melaye’s utterances showed that he has disdain for women, urging the Senate to activate disciplinary action that will forestall and curb future occurrence related to the shameful act.
“Senator Melaye’s utterances show that he has disdain for women. The Senate should activate disciplinary action that will forestall and curb future occurrence related to the shameful act,” said Yishawu.
Meanwhile, a group of human right activists under the umbrella of Concerned Group of Lagos had earlier staged a protest to the Assembly, decrying the shameful action of the Senator and seeking justice for Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
The Spokesperson of the group, Mrs. Eunice Ogunleye, stated that Senator Melaye had exhibited misconduct and brought shame to the Senate through his actions while the entire womenfolk of the country sees his actions as an affront against them.
Ogunleye, however, requested that Senator Melaye should tender an unreserved public apology on the floor of the hallowed chamber of the Senate, especially to the person of Senator Tinubu and to Nigeria as a whole due to his misconduct.
“Senator Melaye should tender an unreserved public apology on the floor of the hallowed chamber of the Senate, especially to the person of Senator Tinubu and to Nigeria as a whole due to his misconduct,” said Ogunleye