Melaye Demands Apology From Buhari
Senator Dino Melaye (APC member), who represents the Kogi West Senatorial district in Kogi State, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making derogatory statements about members of the National Assembly.
Standing on a point of order during plenary on Thursday, Senator Melaye said that President Buhari made the comments when a delegation of the Buhari Support Group paid him a courtesy visit.
Senator Dino Melaye also described as unconstitutional the involvement of the Comptroller General of customs, Hammed Ali in partisan politics, noting that the retired colonel heading the Buhari Support Group goes against his oath of office.
Senator Melaye provided a video recording in which the President made the comments about the National Assembly, calling on the President to tender an unreserved apology to the National Assembly.
Melaye could not be specific on the derogatory remarks against the lawmakers but insisted that the president must tender an apology.
Melaye resumed to Senate chambers on Wednesday after a long battle with the police. He also spent some weeks at the National Hospital after injuring himself in an attempt to escape from the police.
The senator alleged that the police attempted to kill him, adding that the law enforcement agents actually tried to inject him twice.
Melaye had since defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.