Lagos State House of Assembly has submitted a letter of protest to the National Secretariat of All Progressives Congress, Abuja, over what the House termed unfair treatment meted out to one of their own, Mrs Oluremi Tinuubu by leadership of the Senate.
Lagos House Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshilokun, who led other members of the House on Wednesday accused the the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of complicity in the July 12 altercation between Senators Tinubu and Dino Melaye.
A clash between Tinubu and Melaye during an executive session Tuesday last week, with Saraki presiding, saw Melaye threatening to beat and impregnate wife of the national leader of APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Eshilokun noted that clashes are bond to occur in such an environment but it ought to be controlled and with decorum.
He said: ”We are here to show our displeasure about what happened at the upper chamber. There could be verbal attack but it must be decorous.
”There could be equal and opposite reaction not abusive and negative reaction. Such a statement shouldn’t come from someone who is from the Senate.
”Whenever issues arise it should be sorted out in a parliamentary manner, and we also felt that the leadership of the Senate didn’t act immediately.
“Issues like this should not be allowed to fester; it should be nipped in the bud. This is unbecoming of an August body.
”There was a conspiracy of silence and we felt that this is not good. If Senate President had cautioned the Senator immediately, it would not have be blown out of proportion”, he said.
Meanwhile, this as protesters stormed the National Assembly complex, Abuja,over the unwarranted attack on Tinubu, who represents Lagos Central in the Upper Chamber on Wednesday.
Women numbering over 100 stormed Assembly to protest against uncomplimentary and indecent utterances of Senator Dino Melaye.
The protesters wore T-shirts with inscriptions such as “No to impunity for gender based violence.”
The protester were heard chanting, “Stop violence against women”
They also carried placards that reads: “Support gender equality opportunity bill”, “A Senator is a Senator, women are not threat object”, Senate Leadership silence in the face of violence against women is conspiracy”, “Say no to impunity.”
Leader of the protesters Mrs. Kemi Nelson, in her address noted that “enough is enough.”
She asked the Senate to immediately take a disciplinary action against Melaye in the interest of justice.
She said, “This is impunity and it has to be stopped, we must be accorded our right.”
Senator Tinubu had already petitioned Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, alleging threat to her life.