Bukola Saraki, Tinubu, Melaye In Valentine’s Day Drama
The Valentine’s Day celebration hit the Senate chamber in a dramatic form on Wednesday.
The scene for the drama was set when the Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye (APC,Osun) observed that trio of Senators Oluremi Tinubu, Dino Melaye and Monsuratu Sunmonu wore red in line with today’s Valentine celebration
Adeyeye called the attention of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to three senators – Dino Melaye, Oluremi Tinubu and Monsurat Sunmonu – who were in red to reflect the Valentine’s mood.
Celebrators of the day are usually dressed in red and white.
Adeyeye had at the beginning of the sitting asked Melaye to tone down the spirit of Valentine and returned to his seat.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki thanked Adeyeye for the observation and asked Melaye to move for the adoption of Votes and Proceedings of Tuesday.
In moving the motion, Melaye who wore red jacket, said: ” on my behalf and that of Oluremi Tinubu, I move for the adoption of the Votes and Proceedings “.
Saraki then asked Tinubu to second the motion, saying, “Ranking Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the Valentine’s of the chamber.”
Rising to second the motion, Tinubu said, “Mr. President, thank you for inviting me but I should be the one to move the motion because, one, I’m a ranking senator, senior to your beloved son (Melaye).”
She also said Saraki was wrong for calling Melaye as the most dressed person, saying, ” he is not the best dressed. I have roses on my cloth and he has none.”
“If you look at me, I have roses all over but he doesn’t even have a single rose. But since I am not your son, I will still gladly second the motion as ably moved by your beloved son.”
Melaye was dressed in red jacked, black pant and black bow tie; Tinubu was in a black gown made of Ankara fabric with patches of rose together with a red scalf; Sunmonu was in a formal red dress with black collar.