The senate is currently in a rowdy session following Dino Melaye’s announcement for his defection to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Dino during plenary this morning, thanked his colleagues particularly members of the PDP for standing by his during his ordeal with the police.
He thereafter asked that a seat be made available for him with members of the opposition party and afterwards will write a letter to the senate president formally defecting to PDP.
Shortly after his announcement, the APC and PDP senators engaged in s fierce exchange of words.
Dino is right now sitting beside former Senate President, David Mark.
The embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, attended plenary on Wednesday in a cervical collar and with a walking stick.
This is the first time Melaye would be at the Senate in over one month.
The lawmaker had been involved in struggles with men of the Nigeria Police before his arraignment before Abuja and Kogi State courts over alleged gun-running, attempted suicide, among others.
He was injured and hospitalised over injuries he sustained in one of the struggles.