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Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi West Senator

Kogi State National Assembly and State Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal has sacked Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.

This was the judgement delivered today by a three-man panel led by Justice Anthony Chijioke.

The tribunal in a unanimous judgment ordered fresh election in the senatorial district.

Senator Melaye of the People’s Democratic Party was declared a winner in the February 2019 National Assembly election but Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress approached the tribunal and challenged Dino’s victory.

Senator Adeyemi cited irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts as his reasons for challenging the election outcome.

The tribunal, therefore, upheld Senator  Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for fresh election in the senatorial district.

Meanwhile, the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye has described the ruling of the Kogi West election tribunal, nullifying his election victory in the March 22nd 2019 election and ordering for a fresh election. A judgement he described as a total miscarriage of Justice.

Senator Melaye said the judgement is full of importation of information that are alien to the case

He said he has confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement.

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