Melaye Sparks Rumour Of Dumping APC For PDP
Embattled Kogi state lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has technically, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Melaye, while speaking during plenary on the floor of the Senate, requested the Senate leadership to create a seat for him in the opposition wing of the Senate.
A move which threw the entire Senate into a rowdy session, raising insinuations of his decision to dump the APC for PDP.
SENATOR DINO TECHNICALLY DEFECTS TO PDP BY CHANGING HIS SEAT POSITION
Senator @dino_melaye on Wednesday resumed for legislative duties at Senate plenary where he technically defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party by relocating from.https://t.co/4jsCAuCGNP pic.twitter.com/nozfnxFlaB
— Sumner Shagari Sambo (@Sumner_Sambo) May 30, 2018
Melaye returned to Senate plenary today, Wednesday, after long weeks of absence occasioned by injuries sustained during his running saga with the Nigerian Police in a bit to escape arrest.
Naija News recalls Senator Melaye had been in the intensive care department of the National Hospital, Abuja following a court order to that effect.
Raising a point of order on Wednesday, Mr Melaye appreciated his colleagues, members of the House of Representatives, his constituents, the leadership of the PDP as well as Nigerians for giving him support during his travails with security operatives.
Mr Melaye, who appeared in the chamber with a neck support, narrated how the Police attempted to kill him during his time in their custody.
However, he thereafter announced he would sit beside former Senate President, David Mark, pending the time a seat will be allocated to him and was thereafter assisted by some of his colleagues to his preferred seat.