BREAKING: Appeal court sacks Dino Melaye from Senate, orders Fresh Election
Senator Dino Melaye has lost the appeal of a Tribunal judgment that invalidated his election victory as the Senator for Kogi West Senatorial District in the Senate.
This was made known by the Lawmaker in a tweet:
“I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and Fresh election ordered. In all things, I give God the Praise. He who started a good thing will definitely complete it. I ask my supporters to be law-abiding as we shall always overcome. To God be the Glory.” Dino Melaye tweeted
Recall, on August 23, the Kogi state National Assembly Election Tribunal annulled the Senatorial election of Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenged the victory of Dino Melaye of PDP on three grounds of over-voting, irregularities and non-compliance with the electoral acts.
Justice A.O Chijioke who led the three-man panel gave credence to Smart Adeyemi’s appeal and gave orders that a fresh election to be conducted.