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Melaye ‘joins’ PDP, asks Saraki to give him seat at opposition wing


IN what appeared like his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly returned to the Senate on Wednesday with a request that Bukola Saraki, Senate President creates a space for him in the opposition side to sit.

Melaye who attended the chamber with a neck support, asked 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.

Embattled Melaye was attending the Senate plenary after some weeks absence due to his accident and admission at the National Hospital, Abuja following a failed attempt to evade being taken to Kogi State by the Nigerian police.

Raising a point of order on the floor of the Senate, he thanked his colleagues, members of the House of Representatives, his constituents and the NIgerian populace for standing by him during his travails.

He also thanked the leadership of the opposition party for its support.

After the drama that his request created, he was thereafter aided by some of his colleagues to his preferred seat, but he is yet to officially join the PDP.

He would have to write the Senate president of his decision to leave his party and join the opposition.

The letter would then be read during Senate plenary.

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