Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaye has debunked reports that he is plotting the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Melaye in a statement issued by him today in Abuja said the people spreading the falsehood are those who believe that a Nigeria not led by “them” must not exist. According to him, the allegation is “a 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 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 lawmaking should be given the independence to conduct its business.
“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.”
Meanwhile, the Senator during the closed-door session yesterday also allegedly threatened to beat up Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Read here if you missed.
Written by Olufunke Edidi
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