Senator Melaye resumes plenary in walking stick, defects from APC to PDP

Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday resumed plenary in a walking stick.

Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Dino Melaye ( APC Kogi West ) has been going through passing in the hands of the Nigeria Police on alleged illegal possession of ammunition

The senator who has been away from the Senate, since over a month, when the Nigerian Police arrested him and he was subsequently admitted at the intensive care unit of the National Hospital, Abuja.

Melaye who came in at 11.13am, was accompanied by his supporters and later went to the hallowed chamber,dressed in white, wore Collar on his neck, an indication that he was still in pains.

Melaye said he was no longer comfortable sitting on his seat at the wing of the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying he would cross over to the wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Senator Melaye after he entered, came under Order 14, told his colleagues that the Police attempted to kill him twice by trying to inject him.

Melaye also asked the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to mandate the sergeant-at-arms to create a seat for him at the opposition wing of the chamber.

Thereafter, he announced he would sit beside former Senate President, David Mark, pending the time a seat would be allocated to him.

He was thereafter aided by some of his colleagues to his preffered seat.

He is, however, yet to formally join the PDP.

Senate adjourned its sitting to enable it embark on a sympathy visit to Senator Melaye who is at the moment, receiving treatment at the National Hospital Abuja.


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