On social media, a viral video of Governor Diri Duoye dancing with delight and thankfulness in church on Sunday elicited conflicting views.
Governor Diri Duoye danced on the church altar and proudly displayed his ‘leg movements’ while the church choir performed hymns of praise to God in the viral video.
While some social media users admired the Governor’s thanksgiving to God and likened him to the BIblical David, some others were upset and queried him for being insensitive especially as many of the Bayelsa state residents are currently battling flood crisis.
One user tagged, Lady Purple wrote “Dancing when his state is submerged in water”
One Joshua wrote, “Its high time we need to be checking our politicians mental balance before voting for them, imagine a governor of a state where many people lost their lives and properties to flood dancing like this in public place.”
One Zaddy wrote “in his mind now he would say he’s Dancing like David Dance, That’s how they quote scriptures to Suit themselves, Please Ask him if he has done what David did in the Bible??? People are Dying in his state he’s here Dancing, ….hope he had taken good care of the people suffering from the flood in his state, God no Dey partake on Eyes service , Without Genuine LOVE and COMPASSION for fellow humans all this is nothing, please make him go Read 1 Corinthians 13: 1- End”
More reactions against Governor Diri Duoye’s dance
One Cindy wrote “Is this why he was voted into office? No, be flood dey finish people for him state like this? Wetin dey make am dance? Why is he happy at this point in time “
One Seun wrote “And your state is in serious flooding chaos, u dey here dey dance like investor Sabinus”
One Niyi wrote “In the midst of the flood, how insensitive. Can this entertainment just stop? Do our Governors believe this is part of their mandate?”
One Bayou wrote “What’s he dancing for? For his state that is the state with the highest flooding in Nigeria or what??”
One Peter wrote “Misplaced priority. I weep for my country. Leaders have got no empathy for it people”