JUST IN: Dino Melaye defects to PDP


Embattled Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West on the platform of the All Progressives Party (APC) has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He announced his defection on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday.

His relocation caused confusion in the Senate as both APC and PDP senators engage in a battle of words over the development.

At the moment, Melaye who appeared in neck brace is seated near the former Senate President, David Mark

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.

Melaye raised a point of order to thanks the Senate, the House of Representatives and the leaderships for defending him during his travails.

More details soon