Uproar in the Senate: This Is Not Bourdilion, Dino Tells Tinubu, We Are Not Kindergarten Pupils, Says Senator Remi

July 12, 2016, 11:04 am

The handling of the alleged forgery case brought against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, at an Ahuja High Court, went rowdy on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday as the floor was embroiled in altercation between the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chairman, Senator Dino Melaye, and his Women Affairs counterpart, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

Trouble started when the Senate went into a closed session and Melaiye rose to make a presentation to his colleagues on how best the Senate can handle the charges against Saraki and Ekweremadu before an Abuja High Court.

Dino in the presentation argued that the Senate had resolved that its Rule Book was not forged and given such a resolution, the trial of her two presiding officers must be stopped by the court.

He was said to have further canvassed that the Senators who took petition to the Police should be made to withdraw such petitions or be compelled to face the Committee on Ethics and Privileges and suspended from the Senate if they failed to withdraw the petition.

Saraki, who chaired the Session, was said to have told the floor that a committee led by former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, had been constituted to reconcile senators and get the issue out of the court. 

But the two-term President of the Senate, Mark, was said to have rose and said he was not informed that he should chair any such a committee of the Senate and that he does not know the other members of such a committee.

Melaye was said to have further  maintained that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, must be brought before the Senate to be thoroughly grilled and humiliated for charging the Senate leadership with forgery in court.


The issues raised in Melaye's presentation, TheGlobe.ng was reliably informed, were not well received by the floor. Tinubu, when recognized to speak, was said to have been angered by the position taken by Melaye on dragging their colleagues before the Ethics Committee and humiliating the AGF to withdraw the charges preferred against Saraki and Ekweremadu.

She was said to have cautioned Melaye and the leadership of the Senate against reducing Senators to "Kindergarteen pupils that can be tossed around or people that can be issued childish threats".

"You, Dino, you can not threaten any Senator here. Look at the way you are dressed," Tinubu was allegedly quoted as saying.

 

Melaye, infuriated by Tinubu's reaction, was said to have allegedly threatened that "Does this Senate look like Bourdillon (home of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and husband of Senator Tinubu)? I will beat you up on this floor and nothing will happen.

"This is not an extension of Bourdillon. Do you see me as one of those coming to take money from Bourdillon? If I want to date a woman I will date Senator Biodun Olujinmi or Senator Stella Oduah. I will not date a woman like you," informed Senate sources quoted Melaye sneering at Tinubu.

Some unnamed Like-mind Senators (Saraki's Group) were said to have expressed support for Melaye's ranting against Tinubu as the floor became very rancorous.

 

When TheGlobe.ng contacted Melaye Tuesday evening, he said: "I told her the Senate is not an extension of Bourdillon but I never said I will beat her up. It never got to the issue of other senators protecting her because I never left my seat for hers."

 

Uproar in the Senate: This Is Not Bourdilion, Dino Tells Tinubu, We Are Not Kindergarteen Pupils, Says Senator Remi
 

The handling of the alleged forgery case brought against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, at an Ahuja High Court, went rowdy on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday as the floor was embroiled in altercation between the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory chairman, Senator Dino Melaiye, and his Women Affairs counterpart, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

Trouble started when the Senate went into a closed session and Melaiye rose to make a presentation to his colleagues on how best the Senate can handle the charges against Saraki and Ekweremadu before an Abuja High Court.

Dino in the presentation argued that the Senate had resolved that its Rule Book was not forged and given such a resolution, the trial of her two presiding officers must be stopped by the court.

He was said to have further canvassed that the Senators who took petition to the Police should be made to withdraw such petitions or be compelled to face the Committee on Ethics and Privileges and suspended from the Senate if they failed to withdraw the petition.

Saraki, who chaired the Session, was said to have told the floor that a committee led by former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, had been constituted to reconcile senators and get the issue out of the court. 

But the two-term President of the Senate, Mark, was said to have rose and said he was not informed that he should chair any such a committee of the Senate and that he does not know the other members of such a committee.

Melaye was said to have further  maintained that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, must be brought before the Senate to be thoroughly grilled and humiliated for charging the Senate leadership with forgery in court.


The issues raised in Melaye's presentation, TheGlobe.ng was reliably informed, were not well received by the floor. Tinubu, when recognized to speak, was said to have been angered by the position taken by Melaye on dragging their colleagues before the Ethics Committee and humiliating the AGF to withdraw the charges preferred against Saraki and Ekweremadu.

She was said to have cautioned Melaye and the leadership of the Senate against reducing Senators to "Kindergarteen pupils that can be tossed around or people that can be issued childish threats".

"You, Dino, you can not threaten any Senator here. Look at the way you are dressed," Tinubu was allegedly quoted as saying.

 

Melaye, infuriated by Tinubu's reaction, was said to have allegedly threatened that "Does this Senate look like Bourdillon (home of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and husband of Senator Tinubu)? I will beat you up on this floor and nothing will happen.

"This is not an extension of Bourdillon. Do you see me as one of those coming to take money from Bourdillon? If I want to date a woman I will date Senator Biodun Olujinmi or Senator Stella Oduah. I will not date a woman like you," informed Senate sources quoted Melaye sneering at Tinubu.

Some unnamed Like-mind Senators (Saraki's Group) were said to have expressed support for Melaye's ranting against Tinubu as the floor became very rancorous.

 

When TheGlobe.ng contacted Melaye Tuesday evening, he said: "I told her the Senate is not an extension of Bourdillon but I never said I will beat her up. It never got to the issue of other senators protecting her because I never left my seat for hers."

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