BREAKING: Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election.

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

BREAKING: Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election

The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district.

Melaye has been declared by Independent National Electoral Commission having polled a total of 85,395 votes to defeat his APC closest rival who scored 66,902 votes.

But the APC candidate, Smart Adeyemi proceeded to challenge the declaration on three grounds of irregularities, overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

According to Vanguard, the three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for another election in the senatorial district.

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