Senator Remi Tinubu, representing Lagos central, has described controversial Senator Dino Melaye, her colleague from Kogi west, as a son in whom Senate President Bukola Saraki is delighted with.
The former first lady of Lagos State said this on Tuesday when she was called by Saraki to second a motion approving votes and proceedings moved by Melaye.
Saraki had asked Melaye to move a motion for the adoption of the votes and proceedings of the last legislative day.
Replying, Melaye said: “I want to move the motion on behalf of myself and Senator Remi Tinubu.”
This followed Saraki describing Melaye who was wearing a red suit as the best dressed.
But Tinubu said she ought to have been called to move the motion because she is a ranking senator.
The Lagos senator said the day was for roses and Melaye did not have a single one on his attire, while she had.
“I am a ranking senator. I was supposed to be called to approve the votes and proceedings but you gave it to him because he is your son,” she said.
“You are being partial… you also gave him the best dressed. Did you look at me? I have roses all over. Today is for roses, he doesn’t even have a single rose. That since I am not your son, I will gladly second the motion, ably moved by your beloved son in whom you are well pleased. I so second.”
The chamber erupted in laughter.