Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, on Friday, asked one of the ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari to recite the second stanza of Nigeria’s National Anthem.
He asked the question when Mr. Festus Keyamo appeared for screening before the senior lawmakers. His first question bothered on how to uphold the stipulations of sections 150 and 174 of the 1999 constitution.
His second question was overruled by the Senate President Ahmed Lawan while other APC lawmakers also rejected it.
“That’s not a question,” Lawan told Dino Melaye, who once appeared alongside the nominee on a Channels television before the 2019 governorship election.
Keyamo was the Director of Strategic Communications of All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council.
While he backed Buhari for issuing death threat on bollox snatchers Melaye kicked against the position of the president. The Kogi senator compared Buhari with the late African dictator, Idi Amin, and asked him to apologise to Nigerians for issuing the death threat.
The second stanza of the National Anthem reads thus:
Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.