Court sacks Dino Melaye as Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district

Written by on August 23, 2019

Kogi State Assembly election petition tribunal today sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.

In a judgment by a three-man panel led by Justice Anthony Chijioke, the tribunal ordered for a fresh election in the senatorial district.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress Senator Smart Adeyemi had approached the tribunal for the redress, saying that the collation of results from the poll was done in Lokoja, instead of the Kabba, the senatorial headquarters.

Senator Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared winner in the February 2019 National Assembly election.

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


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