An All Progressives Congress (APC) youth group, Youth Alliance for Change (YAC) has condemned the attack on the Senator representing Kogi West people in the Senate, Senator Dino Melaye by Senator Remi Tinubu over arguments on continued victimization of Senate leadership by forces opposed to the emergence of Sen. Abubakar Bukola Saraki as Senate President.
The group, through a communique signed by its Director of Public Communication, Malls Idris Sanni, and made available to newsmen on Friday, said the actions of the Senator from Lagos smacks of “arrogance, political vendetta and betrayal of Senate unity against external influence”.
It frowns at the sustained attack on the leadership of the Senate over the failure of Senator Bola Tinubu to install his stooges on the leadership of the National Assembly, saying the National Leader of the party should be called to order before he plunges the party into a major crisis.
“We have watched with interest, how Senator Remi Tinubu has failed to recover from the humiliation of his husband, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during the election of principal officers in the Senate. While her husband is fighting from outside the chambers through various courts, Remi Tinubu has continued to fight from inside.
“It is unfortunate that Remi Tinubu has not shown any respect toward the present leadership of the Senate just because they are not her husband choices. The Senate belongs to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and it’s people, not an extension of Tinubu political empire
“We know why Tinubu wants to control everywhere ahead of the 2019 general elections. He can put his wife, daughter and in-laws on the ballots in Lagos. He should know Nigeria is bigger than Lagos”.
YAC expressed “profound support for Senator Dino Melaye, who it described as “a Sterling example of youth representation in governance and symbol of democracy, quality representation and legislative excellence via Independence”, calling on the leadership of the Senate to “sanction Remi Tinubu for her unguarded vituperation against the Jarma of Okuta and the Senior Advocate of the Masses of Nigeria.”
The group called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to protect the victory of the party by promoting genuine change, equity and justice, saying the party is bigger than the selfishness of some leaders who are plunging the party into chaos for failing to actualize their aim of controlling every institution in Nigeria.
The group also call on all democrats in the country to remain vigilant in protecting the “hard-earned democracy procured with the blood and sweat of democracy martyrs”.
“Senator Dino Melaye is an institution in Nigeria. He is followed by millions of youth across the country for his heroics in exposing high profile corrupt cases. As an activist, he has fought relentlessly to reverse obnoxious policies that were clearly against the interest of the masses. He is a role model and a jewel to the party. We are solidly behind him because we believe he is fighting on the side of justice”, the group said.