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Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye

By Dennis Erezi
23 August 2019   |   11:02 am
The Kogi State National Assembly election tribunal Friday nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district. Melaye, a candidate of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner of the February election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). His victory was challenged in court by Smart Adeyemi, the…

The Kogi State National Assembly election tribunal Friday nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district.

Melaye, a candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner of the February election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

His victory was challenged in court by Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Adeyemi challenged Melaye’s victory on three grounds of irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.

The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment accepted Adeyemi’s ground and order a reelection