Embattled Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) resumed in the Senate this morning and has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday made a dramatic appearance at the Senate, declaring his intention to cross-carpet to the Senate wing of the chamber.
Melaye had 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.
Appearing with clutches and neck support to Wednesday’s plenary, 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).
Dino Melaye had revealed only days ago that a group of people were trying to frame him.
The lawmaker, who did not identify the persons involved, alleged that they were planting arms in his village house and constituency office in Kabba, Kogi State.
Sharing a photo of his house’s last searched warrant on Instagram, Dino wrote:
“Now there is a plan to plant arms In my village house and constituency office in Kabba and incriminate me. We are watchful and waiting.”
Recall that the lawmaker had in April, 2017 allegedly escaped death by the whiskers after gunmen invaded his country home in Ayetoro-Gbede area of Kogi State.
Following the said allegation, the Federal Government in February 2018, filed a two-count charge against the Senator for allegedly giving false information to the police.
He was also accused by the police of running a criminal gang and was arraigned in a Magistrate court in Kogi state on May 3rd.