Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has in a recent statement denied that he was among the lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 Budget presentation on December 19, 2018.
Some lawmakers believed to be mostly Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members had in an attempt to embarrass Mr. President booed him while making his presentation at the National Assembly.
However, the embattled senator who slumped 2 days ago at the office of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja following his arrest by the police over his involvement in an attempted murder case on a policeman on duty, said that he wasn’t among those who embarrassed Buhari.
He further noted that his denial of not being part of the lawmakers who booed Buhari was not out of fear, but was just to set the records straight.
“The attention of Senator Dino Melaye has been drawn to a malicious reference to his person on the social media as one of the lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari during his 2019 Budget presentation before a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
“Before now, he (Melaye) had refused to refute the mischievous social media fabrication for what it is — a cheap lie — Senator Dino Melaye was not in the National Assembly that day.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye was absent at the televised 2019 budget presentation session and hereby challenges anyone with contrary proof to come forward with such,” Dino who is currently recuperating at the Police Hospital in Abuja said through his aide, Gideon Ayodele.