Senator Melaye Technically Defects To PDP

The senator representing Kogi West Dino Melaye on Wednesday resumed plenary and appealled for a change of sitting position at the red chamber.

Senator Dino explained that he was no longer comfortable with his earlier sitting position and said he would like to be close to the former Senate President David Mark for more protection .

The APC senators were not comfortable with the request of senator Dino but the PDP senators welcomed the idea.

The law maker thanked his colleagues for being by his side during his trial period with the Nigeria police.

In a remark the senate president Bukola Saraki said senator Dino’s request is of no harm to the Senate insisting  that as long as he is concerned, Senator Melaye remains a member of the ruling party and that he could only be temporarily allowed to seat among the opposition for now while efforts are made to make his assigned seat comfortable.

Saraki said Senator Dino had not defected but that he was only permitting a temporary change of seat to ensure that the lawmaker is comfortable before he recovers from his trauma.

Senator Dino was then accompanied by PDP senators who supported him with his walking stick to relocate to the aisle of the opposition.

By: James Itodo/Abuja

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