The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) shortly on resumption in the Senate has resumed his hostile disposition to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He asked President Buhari to apologise to the National Assembly for allegedly making what he described as disparaging statements against the integrity of the parliament.
The president had in a recent statement, said some lawmakers have been in the National Assembly for 10 years without doing anything.
Dino Melaye Melaye, who came under Order 14, drew the attention of the Senate to what he described as “un-parliamentary and uncomplimentary language” of President Buhari, and asked him to tender an unreserved apology.
Presenting video evidence before the Senate, Melaye said Buhari made the uncharitable statement when he met with members of his campaign organisation, led by Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), in Aso Rock Villa last week.
Melaye pointed out that most appointees of government draw strength from the president’s disposition to behave rudely to the institution of the Senate.
Melaye also questioned why the Comptroller-General of Customs should be at the head of the campaign organisation of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the Nigeria Customs Service was a paramilitary organisation and that the position of Comptroller General was a rank that should be separated from politics.