Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District created a drama on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, when he asked Bukola Saraki, Senate President to create a seat for him at the opposition wing.
Melaye, a senator on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) was returning to the Senate plenary on Wednesday after some weeks absence after he was hospitalised as a result of a failed attempt to evade being taken to Kogi State by the Nigerian police.
He attended the chamber with a neck support.
While raising a point of order, he thanked his colleagues, members of the House of Representatives, his constituents and the NIgerian populace for standing by him during his travails. He also thanked the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for its support.
But Melaye created a scene, when he asked Saraki, to mandate the sergeant-at-arms to create a seat for him at the opposition wing of the chamber.
Thereafter, he announced he would sit beside former Senate President, David Mark, pending the time a seat would be allocated to him.
He was thereafter aided by some of his colleagues to his preffered seat, but he is yet to officially join the PDP.
To do so officially, Melaye would have to write the Senate president of his decision to leave his party and join the opposition.
The letter would then be read during Senate plenary.