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Melaye Denies Spearheading Impeachment Moves Against Buhari

Senator-Elect Dino Melaye

By Seun Adebosin

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fiery and controversial Kogi Senator Dino Melaye has denied calling for impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Melaye who is known for grandstanding created scene at the Senate’s closed door session on Tuesday when he entangled with a colleague and wife of former Lagos State Governor, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

The former House member threatened to beat up Senator Tinubu due to her suggestion that the Red Chamber should tread softly on the issue relating to summoning the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami on the rationale behind prosecuting Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu over the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rule to facilitate their election in July, 2015.

Melaye in a statement issued in Abuja Wednesday by him hit back and declared that the allegation was the narrative of the attack dogs of demagogues who have decided to turn Nigeria upside down for failing to choose leaders for Senators.

“It is pertinent to note that the incredulously machinated misinformation was orchestrated by forces bent on destabilising the upper chambers of the Nigerian Parliament 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” insisted the Kogi born Lawmaker.

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