NIGERIA: Anti-Dino Melaye protesters storm National Assembly, demand justice for Remi Tinubu
The altercation between Senators Dino Melaye and Oluremi Tinubu seems to be a never ending saga, with a new dimension rising daily.
In a new twist of event following the demands made by Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) during a press briefing on 19th July 2016, women of Nigeria led by Abiola Akiyode- Afolabia, a lawyer and human rights activist staged a peaceful protest to the National Assembly on 20th July seeking to see the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The aim of the peaceful protest was to make known the plight of the Nigerian woman, as she is constantly being harassed. Harassment of the female gender is not only physical but can be mental, verbal and emotional.
When asked why the case of Sen. Tinubu allegedly being threatened by Dino Melaye has been highly publicised and protested when other women are being
harassed daily, Abiola Akiyode replied that “if such manner of impunity can take place in the National Assembly and nothing is done, it would pass a
wrong message to the Nigerian Society that women can be maltreated and nothing will happen.”
The protesters however were unable to access the Senate President, but were addressed by Senator Biodun Olujimi which brought their wrath to calmness.
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