Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi west senatorial district, in a video released via his Instagram page on Friday, July 6, announced and celebrated his imminent return to the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that Melaye was elected to the House of Representatives on 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, who was actively involved in the presidential campaign of the then opposition party, later fell out with the APC after a disagreement with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
Melaye was arrested in May by the police in connection with a criminal conspiracy allegation; a move he claimed was sponsored by the Kogi governor. When he returned to the Senate after different court cases and some days in the hospital, he opted to sit among the PDP lawmakers.
In the video captioned “Bye bye to jati jati” (Good riddance to bad rubbish) which Melaye shared on his Instagram page on Friday night, he danced as he taunted the ruling party. He sang: “PDP! Oh my home, oh my home, oh my home, when shall I see my home? When shall I see my PDP, I will never forget my home. “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.”