The Oasis Reporters
July 7, 2018
It was evident after Dino Melaye’s brush with the police months ago that led to his hospitalization that kissing the All Progressives Congress, APC goodbye was a matter of time for the Senator representing Kogi West district.
In Senate plenary that Dino Melaye narrated his ordeal in the hands of the police, he openly found “a comfortable seat near Senator David Mark on the PDP side.
In a video released on Friday night, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, formally announced his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Melaye was elected to the House of Representatives under the platform of the PDP in 2007 but he joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the buildup to the 2015 elections.
The lawmaker was actively involved in the presidential campaign of the then opposition party.
He fell out with the APC after a disagreement with Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state but the situation reached its height when the police arrested him in May .
In the video currently in circulation, Melaye danced as he taunted the ruling party.
Oh my home, oh my home,
when shall I see my home?
When shall I see my PDP,
I will never forget my home,” he sang.
“Oh my home, oh my home, oh my home, when shall I see home?
APC suffer me o. When shall I see my PDP, I will never forget my home.”
This move may trigger more defections from the ruling Party as they face a crucial Presidential election in the first quarter of 2019 as the nation continues to endure the pains of a poorly managed economy, the brutal killing of Middle belt and southern Kaduna Christians by Fulani herdsmen terrorists without protection from security forces nor arrest of the militia who continue to taunt a nation in freely circulating videos designed to intimidate other Nigerians.