Women Stage Anti-Melaye Protest At National Assembly

women protest against MelayeWomen numbering about 50 on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly, protesting the reported verbal assault of Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West), against Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central).

Melaye and Tinubu were reportedly engaged in a heated verbal altercation during a closed door session of the Senate last week. It was alleged that Melaye threatened to beat up and impregnate Mrs. Tinubu during the session.

He denied the allegations, claiming the Lagos senator called him a “thug and a dog”. His denial did not stop several women groups from protesting against him for his unruly conduct, which they say is an insult to women.

women protest against Dino Melaye

The protesters, who wore T-shirts with inscriptions that reads: “No to impunity for gender based violence”, were heard chanting, “Stop violence against women”.

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They also carried placards that reads, “Real men raise their minds, not their fist”, “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”, among others.

Addressing newsmen, a woman leader of the APC, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, who earlier denied the claim by a civil rights movement that she collected N75million from the Tinubu’s to organize women to protest against Melaye, said enough is enough!

women protest against Dino Melaye in Abuja

She called on the Senate to take a disciplinary action against Senator Melaye to serve as deterrent that violence against women will not be tolerated.

“This is impunity and it has to be stopped, we must be accorded our right”, she said

police on standy-women protest against Dino Melaye