Controversial senator Dino Melaye, on Friday entertained Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, with a song in which he praised the governor as having surpassed the performance of his predecessor, Godswill Akpabio.
Melaye was among a handful of senators who accompanied the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on a solidarity visit to Governor Emmanuel in Uyo.
The solidarity visit to Uyo is generally seen as an effort to boost Governor Emmanuel’s morale after Akpabio, who is a senator, defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defection is a major threat to Governor Emmanuel’s ambition for re-election.
“Governor dey pass governor, hayaya! Udom pass Akpabio, hayaya!” Senator Melaye, from Kogi state, is seen in a video, singing into the microphone, prompting Governor Emmanuel and other dignitaries inside the Exco chambers of the Government House to burst into laughter.
The video, which is just 41-seconds long, is being circulated on Facebook.