Published on May 30, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi in the red chamber of the National Assembly, has asked the Senate President to relocate him from seat he shared with fellow members on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Melaye, who resumed sitting from a long spell with security and legal entanglement, insists that he is no longer comfortable sitting in the same aisle with the APC Senators.
He accused the police of trying to kill him twice through a chemical substance and injection hence he asked Senate President, Bukola Saraki to permit him to relocate from his assigned seat and henceforth sit on the aisle of the opposition PDP, close to former Senate President, Senator David Mark.
The embattled Senator, who wore a neck collar Plaster of Paris (POP) to the plenary, had earlier thanked the members of the PDP and their support and help during his ordeal.
However, Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan was quick to reject that a seat be given to Dino on the aisle of the opposition, insisting that a seat be given to him on the aisle occupied by ruling APC members.
Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye rejected the request to transfer Senator Dino to the opposition’s aisle noting that it would be setting a bad precedence.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, amidst laughter by colleagues, said that Senator Melaye could only be temporarily allowed to seat among the opposition for now while efforts are made to make his assigned seat comfortable.
Saraki said that Melaye is only permitted a temporary change of seat to ensure that the lawmaker is comfortable before he recovers from his trauma.
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