Oh dear, when lawmakers, fathers, assumed role models in the society fight, lol. By the way, Senator Melaye started it o, he should have just made his statement without mentioning Gov. Oshiomholeâ€™s name o.
You will recall that it was reported on Wednesday that the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Mr. Dino Melaye, made a reference to Governor Oshiomholeâ€™s marriage to his Cape Verdean wife, Lara, while urging Nigerians to focus on â€œmade-in-Nigeria womenâ€.
He had said, â€œWe will also move in order to encourage made-in-Nigeria products and begin to talk about made-in-Nigeria women.
â€œApologies to my uncle, the Governor of Edo State, we must, as a people, stop paying dowries in dollars and pounds. It is time for my colleagues here to become born-again.â€ Proceed...
Meanwhile the Governor in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Peter Okhira described the lawmaker as a childish man who cannot maintain a matrimonial home.
â€œAs a â€˜nephewâ€™ of the governor and members of the same party, we expected Senator Melaye to tender an unreserved public apology to the Comrade Governor, to no avail.
â€œIt is an open secret that Senator Melaye cannot maintain a decent matrimonial home, hence he could descend to this pedestrian level of using the hallowed chambers to â€˜categoriseâ€™ women as if they were pieces of items for purchase. Any responsible individual that is truly worth to be called a senator, a position that convokes respect, decorum and decent public conduct, should know the limits of his verbal diarrhoea.â€
He said that the liberty to speak freely should not be abused, saying, â€œThe liberty of free speech guaranteed in the hallowed chambers does not impose lunacy on anyone to disparage other Nigerians, let alone pry into their matrimony in a very derisive manner,â€ the statement said.