Dino Melaye, Kogi West Senatorial District senator, has denied being one of the lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari during the presentation of the 2019 National Budget, last December, at a joint session of the National Assembly.
Since the infamous incident, the social-media had been awash with rumours that the booing of the president was orchestrated by Melaye.
However, according to the Daily Post, the Kogi Senate representative, speaking through his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, has denied his involvement altogether, saying he could not have been involved, never mind instigate it, as he was not even in the chambers on the Budget Presentation day.
“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 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.
“By his nature, Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye is not one who speaks and cannot defend his action at the same time. Whatever he says or does, he stands by his actions no matter whose ox is gored,” he said.