Youths in Kogi West have described as embarrassing and irresponsible, Senator Dino Melaye’s verbal assault on the wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
Speaking under the aegis of Kogi West Youth Leaders Forum, they lamented that Melaye’s “uncultured and unguarded utterances have become utterly unbearable to the good people of Kogi West, who he unfortunately represents in the Senate”.
In a statement signed by the spokesperson of the group, Sesere Job Monday yesterday, the youth leaders said: “We are very concerned because the uncultured and unguarded acts of Senator Melaye have become too many.
“This reminds us of his careless statement against womanhood and particularly against Governor Adams Oshiomole and his wife, his condemnable statements against former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the latest being his shameful and very unimaginable dirty words on Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
“These unbecoming acts also remind us of his involvement in physical assault while serving as member of the Federal House of Representatives and also his penchant to assault his wives and several other behaviours.
“These condemnable acts of Senator Melaye, to us, are an attempt to destroy the age long political, social and economic relationship existing between the Yoruba in Kogi and their kith and kin in the South West.
“It is needless to count how much the Lagos political structure has accommodated our people. Today, we have our son, Hon Abiodun Faleke, representing Lagos in the House of Reps while another, Emmanuel Aguda, is presently serving as Local Government Administrator in Lagos, and many others we can’t mention here. This is as a result of the spirit of brotherhood, love and solidarity extended to us”.
The group “on behalf of every well-meaning people of Kogi West, tenders an unreserved apology to Senator Bola Tinubu and his wife over the unfortunate and regrettable action of Senator Dino Melaye”.