Senator Dino Melaye has been sacked by the election petition tribunal in Kogi state Vanguard reported. Melaye is the senator representing Kogi west district at the Senate.
The tribunal, however, ordered a fresh election in the senatorial district over alleged over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.
Vanguard reports that Melaye, who was a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared the winner of the February 23, election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Dissatisfied by the declaration, Senator Smart Adeyemi, who was the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) approached the tribunal, challenging Melaye’s victory, citing, irregularities, over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.
The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday, August 23, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for reelection into the senatorial axis. However, Dino Melaya unshaken and fearless tweeted that he will get judgement at the appeal court.
Read Dino’s reaction tweets below;
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