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Recite The Second Stanza of The National Anthem – Dino Melaye Tells Keyamo

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There was a mild drama at the Senate on Friday after the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye asked a Ministerial nominee to recite the National Anthem.

There was a mild drama at the Senate on Friday after the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye asked a Ministerial nominee to recite the National Anthem.

Dino Melaye
Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye made the request while asking Festus Keyamo questions during the Ministerial screening.

The controversial PDP lawmaker rained praises on Keyamo, then called him his friend before asking him to recite the second stanza of the National Anthem.

“I want to start by congratulating my friend, Festus Keyamo. I just want to start by saluting your intellectual sagacity and from your CV, you have practised law in and out and this practice has been so recognised by you getting the highest title any lawyer can earn in this country, a senior advocate of Nigeria, and your being a prosecutor for the EFCC for so many years,” he said.

“I want to ask you as a qualified lawyer and a man who is even qualified for the office of the attorney general of the federation. Peradventure the president send you to the ministry of justice with all your experiences, do you think in the last four years, the power of the attorney general met these three conditions: public interest, the interest of justice and need to prevent abuse of legal process.”

“I just want to say that as a versatile minister, I know you to be intellectually mobile, you recite the second stanza of the national anthem,” he said.

Though the request was greeted with his colleagues trying to shout him down, Melaye insisted until he was overruled by the Senate President.

Shouting on the top of his voice without Microphone, Melaye said: “Mr Chairman, screening as it has been described is meant for us to screen the candidates…”

The Senate President later overruled the Senator, telling the nominee to disregard the third question.

“That is not a question. So you have asked about two questions. You have asked very serious questions, so you can disregard the other part,” he said.

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