Senator Dino Melaye has dismissed any suggestion listing him as partaker in the insults hurled at President Muhammadu Buhari during the budget presentation.
Buhari on December 19, 2018, while presenting the budget was booed by the federal lawmakers, mostly those elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
In widespread reports, Melaye, who has deep-seated animosity with the president and the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, was said to be involved in the strange spectacle.
Denouncing the claim, the embattled senator in a statement his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, wrote: “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.”