Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the move of Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West, to sit with the Senators of the People Democratic Party. Saraki stated that the Senator is still a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Earlier reports showed that Senator Dino Melaye, who sat with former Senate President David Mark, had requested that a sit be created for him in the PDP Senators arm.
Reacting to the development, Saraki said, “As far as I’m concerned, Dino Melaye is still a member of the APC.”
According to him, “Melaye will be allowed to temporarily seat among the opposition for now.
“I don’t think at any time in his contribution the issue of change of allegiance or party ever came up. It is not an issue that has come up today at all. He talked about his state of mind and comfort.
“None of us has been through what he has been through neither do I think the rules have ever foresaw this kind of situation.
“As part of our spirit of giving support, we will accommodate his request and make sure that seat is comfortable so that he can come back,” Saraki added.