The incident allegedly went down during a closed door senatorial
session in Abuja on Tuesday [July 12]. Both senators got into a verbal
altercation and he allegedly screamed at Mrs. Tinubu,
F**k you! Look this is not Bourdillon. I will beat you up…impregnate you and nothing will happen.
Yesterday Melaye called a press conference in Abuja to address the abusive words he reportedly used against Mrs Tinubu.
He acknowledged that they traded words, but denied being abusive. He
also used the opportunity to throw shade at Mrs Tinubu saying that
there’s no way he could have said he would impregnate Mrs Tinubu
because, “biologically, it is even impossible because she has reached menopause”.
Read his statement to the press below:
…I did not use any insolent, abusive,
degrading or mannerless language. So, there was no reaction from any of
our colleagues as regards my presentation. After I spoke, so many other
senators spoke and I did not mention the name of any senator while I was
making my presentation.Unfortunately, Senator Oluremi Tinubu
got up and for reasons only known to her, the first thing she said was
that she’s being harassed in this chamber by Senator Melaye.I kept quiet at that point. …At that
point I was still very calm, she got up again and said that ‘this thug
must be tamed.’ At that point, I got up and I told her that she is very
stupid. The next statement from her is that ‘you are a dog.She called me a dog and when she called
me a dog I stood up and I reacted and I told her that this is not
Bourdillon and that she should look at my face, I am not one of those
senators who normally come to prostrate to them in Bourdillon.I told her I am from Kogi State, I am
not from Lagos State and that there would never be a day that I will
come to you for political assistance. These were my words and she went
on shouting dog, thug.I want to tell you gentlemen of the
press that for every action there must be a reaction. When I got up to
address my colleagues she was not the only senator there.”It is fallacious, malicious and a lie
that I said I will impregnate Mrs. Tinubu. Biologically, it is even
impossible to impregnate Mrs. Tinubu because she has reached menopause.If you also look at that statement for
those of us who are intellectually mobile, how can you say you want to
beat somebody and at the same time you want to impregnate the person if
you juxtapose the two is there any correlation? Does it make any logical
sense? So, when they planted this falsehood they did not think deeply.
I read from the social media that
Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu through his media aide is asking me to
apologise. I will not believe that a man of his calibre will ask for
apology without hearing from both parties.However, when I get
confirmation that Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu actually is the one asking
me to apologise, I will also address him accordingly.