"I didn't move to impeach Buhari," Senator replies allegation

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west constituency district has denied reports of unruly behaviour in the Senate.

Senator Dino Melaye

Earlier in the day, the senator representing Kogi west constituency had reportedly ignited the move to impeach President Buhari and threatened to beat and impregnate Senator Oluremi Tinubu, in the process.

In a press statement released late on Tuesday night, July 12, 2016, Dino denied reported unruly behaviour and misconduct during the Tuesday session.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, debunked the reports saying, " It is pertinent to note that the incredulously machinated misinformation was orchestrated by forces bent on destabilizing the upper chambers of the Nigerian Parliament for selfish reasons."

Continuing, he said, "One of the mushroom and faceless online platform used to promote the ill-fated, calumnious write-up has been notorious for serving as the propagandist machinery of political commercialists who are pushing for the extension of their fiefdom to the National Assembly .

"While I remain unimpeachably committed to the leadership of the Senate, I believe the respected arm of government charged with the onerous responsibility of law making should be given the independence to conduct its business," he stressed.

Speaking further,  Senator Melaye said, "It is untrue and malicious ; the narrative of the attack dogs of demagogues who have decided to turn Nigeria upside down for failing to choose leaders for Senators."

On his character, the controversial Senator stressed that he is a responsible Nigerian and a role model who would not stoop so low to behave in the reported manner.

"I am a responsible Nigerian, role model and a champion of anti-corruption and equity which my party stands for. I therefore urge the general public to discountenance the libellous publication as I will continue to respect the history, culture and excellence of my Kogi West people on the floor of the Senate," he said.

Melaye rounded off saying that the true threat to the current Republic are those who believe a Nigeria not led by them must not exist and not him.

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