Today is Valentine’s day and million of lovers across the world chose the day to celebrate love. And surprisingly, even the lawmakers in Nigeria are not exempted as Senators Dino Melaye and Remi Tinubu appeared at the plenary in the ‘love colour.’
Senators Dino Melaye (Kogi-West) and Remi Tinubu ( Lagos-Central) wore a touch of red to reflect the Valentine’s Day mood.
Melaye was dressed in red jacket, black pants and black bow tie; while Tinubu was in a black gown made of Ankara fabric with patches of rose together with a red scarf.
The two senators were spotted together in a conversation with the Senate President Bukola Saraki and from the gesture of the senate president, it looked as if he was giving a complement to the duo who chose to celebrate Valentine’s day with the rest of the world.
This is surely an indication of love and how love can conquer all differences. If you remember, the to senators were at loggerhead at a time when there was a serious rift between APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Dino Melaye.
The Kogi senator had allegedly threatened to assault Senator Remi Tinubu and even stated that he would assault her sexually as well.
The Senator representing Lagos Central, Oluremi Tinubu, at the time had to write to the then Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, requesting ‘adequate security’ saying her colleague, Dino Melaye, was a threat to her life.
Mrs. Tinubu’s letter, dated July 18 and titled
“Request for Police Protection”,days after she clashed with Mr. Melaye during a Senate’s closed-door session.
It also came two days after Mr. Melaye roamed her Bourdillion Road neighbourhood in Lagos and then posted photographs of his adventure on social media.
“During the proceedings of the Senate on Tuesday July 14, 2016, I had a cause to contribute to a matter of national importance,” Mrs. Tinubu wrote in her letter delivered to the police inspector general on Monday. “Apparently dissatisfied by my contributions, Senator Dino Melaye threw caution to the winds, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person and wanted to assault me.”
The feud was later resolved and it is nice to see them both together holding conversations in the house.