Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Ndume, told the story of how one of his colleagues confronted Chief Matthew Olusegun Obasanjo when the latter was president, while defending the Senate’s performance of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s campaign song.
Senator Ali Ndume stated during his appearance on Politics Today on Channels Television that there is nothing wrong with the Senate’s performance of Tinubu’s campaign anthem and that this was the case under both the Obasanjo and Muhammadu Buhari administrations.
He said, “I remember when I was in the House, a colleague of mine stood up and told Obasanjo he was lying. We were in the opposition then. There is one of our colleagues, we call him ‘Pia Pia.’ And when the president came and started making a long presentation— Obasanjo was the president then. He stood up and he said the president was lying in Hausa.”
Further talking, he said, “And the president was shocked, Obasanjo. Then he sat down, and then the president continued and said it’s normal. When Buhari was there, this same thing was done…’Sai Baba, Sai Baba.’ Why should Tinubu’s case be a big deal?”