Breaking: Dino Melaye surprises colleagues, ‘decamps’ to PDP

IT was a rowdy session at the Senate on Wednesday as the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District Mr. Dino Melaye requests to sit on the side of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chamber.


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By Ehi Ekhator

IT was a rowdy session at the Senate on Wednesday as the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District Mr. Dino Melaye requests to sit on the side of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chamber.

Tokunbo after being beaten by Dino Melaye
Tokunbo after being beaten by Dino Melaye

The senator attended plenary on Wednesday for the first time after bed-ridden in the hospital, after his attempt to evade taking to Kogi State by the police.

At today’s session, Melaye thanked his colleagues and members of the opposition for their support during his travail

The lawmaker thereafter asked the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to order the sergeant-at-arms to make space for him at the opposition’s wing of the chamber, a request that raised rowdiness in the chamber.

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The embattled lawmaker who came to the chamber with a neck support, also announced that he would sit with the former Senate President, David Mark while waiting for a seat to be allocated to him at his requested wing

The action is an indication that the lawmaker may have decided to decamp to the PDP, however, has yet to write to the Senate to officially announce his decision.

Meanwhile, a member of the House of Representatives who represents Kachia/Kagarko federal constituency of Kaduna State, Adams Jagaba has also decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party.

Jagada, in a letter read by the Speaker of the house, Dogara Yakubu sighted injustice and suspension from his party as a reason behind his decision.

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The rep member described the APC as a sinking ship.

 

 

 

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