BREAKING: Court Sacks Dino Melaye As Senator, Orders Fresh Election

Senator Dino Melaye

The Kogi State National Assembly and State Assembly Elections petitions tribunal have sacked Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.

This was in a judgement delivered on Friday by a three-man panel led by Justice Anthony Chijioke.

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

Senator Melaye of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared a winner in the February 2019 National Assembly election but Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) approached the tribunal.

Adeyemi challenged INEC’s declaration and cited irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.

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

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