Protest over the unwarranted attack on the person of Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central) shifted to Abuja on Wednesday. Women numbering over 100 stormed the National Assembly to protest against uncomplimentary and indecent utterances of Senator Dino Melaye against Senator Tinubu (Lagos Central). Melaye attacked Senator Tinubu during a closed door session on Tuesday July 12, 2016 using indecent words against the Lagos Central lawmaker.
The Kogi West Senator was said to have threatened to beat up Senator Tinubu during the session. 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.