Dino Melaye fires back at Tinubu, says ‘you can’t determine my future’

Dino Melaye fires back at Tinubu, says ‘you can’t determine my future’
United Bank for Africa

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, has replied the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to stop playing God as he can never determine his political future.

In a direct reaction to Tinubu’s riposte that his political career has come to an end following his alleged insulting language on Oluremi, Tinubu’s wife during Tuesday’s Executive session of the senate, Melaye, who addressed a press conference on the issue said: “I want to say that Tinubu is not God. I fear only the God almighty, I fear no soul, I only respect souls.

“So far my political journey to the House of Representatives and the Senate have no political, financial or moral contribution of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the God who has brought me this far is mighty, strong and enough to take me further, what God has given me, no man can give and what God has given to me no man can take”.

He described as fallacious, malicious and a lie that I said “I will impregnate Mrs. Tinubu. Biologically it is even impossible to impregnate Mrs. Tinubu because she has arrived menopause”.

He refuted media reports alleging that he insulted Senator Oluremi during the executive session saying the allegation which was orchestrated by Senator Oluremi and sold to an online Medium was baseless and premised on complete falsehood.

Giving a narrative of what transpired, he said: “I want to say that I will continue to uphold the culture, the tradition, the values of the Kogi West Senatorial district and I will not abuse it. But it is absurd for a woman to look at her colleague and call him a thug and a dog when he has not personally addressed you.

“Unfortunately, I did not have the anointing to be quiet when being insulted, I replied accordingly. I repeat there is no reaction without an action. If she did not call me a dog or a thug there is no way I would have responded. I responded I have no regrets for responding and defending my person and if tomorrow or in the next one hour, Senator Tinubu again called me any name, I shall equally respond accordingly”.

According to him, “ When I stood up and I made my submissions that day in the senate, all I did was to pacify my colleagues and asked that the case in court be withdrawn because already there is a resolution of the senate that the rules of the senate were not forged and since there was a resolution of the senate that the rules of the senate were not forged then I said all those who have gone to court should go and withdraw their names from court and that if at the end of the day those who refused to withdraw their names from court we should penalise them by suspending them, I said that.

“I did not mention the name of any senator while I was making my presentation, unfortunately Senator Oluremi Tinubu got up and was recognised to speak and immediately she started speaking she specifically mentioned my name even when in my presentation I did not mention anybody names.

“But because of reasons only known to Senator Oluremi Tinubu, she got up the first thing she said was that she’s being harrassed in this chamber by Senator Melaye. I kept quiet at that point, she went ahead to say that why will he come here and be threatening senators she said that this thug must be tamed.

“At that point, I got up and I told her that she is very stupid. The next statement from her is that you are a dog. She called me a dog and when she called me a dog I stood up and I reacted and I told her that this is not Bourdillon and that she should look at my face, I am not one of those senators who normally come to prostrate to them in Bourdillon. And I told her I am from Kogi State, I am not from Lagos State and that there would never be a day that I will come to you for political assistance. This were my words and she went on shouting dog, thug”, he added.

On the issue of impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari, he said: “nobody amongst those of us who spoke there actually talked about impeachment. Infact the issue of the presidency or president was not the subject matter we were discussing but on how the senate can also come together and solve the forgery case. There wouldn’t have being any need to even discuss about Buhari or the Presidency but because of deliberate wickedness and satanic manifestations they brought in the issue of presidency to garnish their aim and purpose”.

On calls that he should apologise, he said: “if there are instances where as a human being I have reacted negatively, I am also ready to be apologetic about it. But in this particular instance, I have never mentioned anybody’s name, I never even used insolent languages but because they are yet to heal from the wound of defeat of the election of the senate president and because of my key role in this exercise where she and her husband called me severally to appeal to me to backoff Saraki and I say I will not backoff Saraki, I will continue to support Saraki, Saraki is my brother, he is my friend and I will continue to support him and this will not change today, it will not change tomorrow, it will not change in this four years of our stay in the Senate”, he stressed.