Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west at the national assembly, has pledged absolute loyalty to Senate President Bukola Saraki, saying only death could make him stop supporting the country’s number three citizen.
There has been pressure on Saraki to step down as a result of his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), but Melaye has insisted that the senate president will complete his four years tenure.
Melaye was the spokesman of the pro-Saraki senators during the period when Saraki’s ambition to lead the red chamber triggered crisis in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
On Friday, he took to Facebook to say his loyalty remains the same.
“My brother and friend Sen. Bukola Saraki, if you have 1 trillion supporters, I’m one,” he wrote.
“If you have one billion, I’m one; if you have one million, I’m one. If you have one thousand, I’m one; if you have ten, I’m one; if you have only one supporter, I’m one and if you have no single supporter, it means I’m dead. No shaking. Four years tooo sure.”