Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial Constituency, Sen. Dino Melaye, has resumed plenary after weeks of being away from the Senate Chambers, and decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He announced his defection on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, asking to be moved from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) side of the chamber to the opposition.

According to Senator Melaye, his reason for wanting a change of seat was because his present seat is no longer comfortable after his ordeal with the police and his health issues.

But the lawmakers from the ruling APC kicked against the move by Senator Melaye arguing that it is against the constitution.

Meanwhile, the opposition lawmakers welcomed the change of seat by Senator Dino Melaye.

The Senator who resumed plenary after battling with the police and being on admission in the hospital for a while asked Senate President Bukola Saraki for permission to leave his allotted seat and move to the opposite side of the Senate chamber.

He specifically asked that he wants to sit beside the former Senate President, David Mark.


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