The dates for conduct of rerun elections for the Sabuwa State Constituency, Katsina State and Kogi West Senatorial District have been fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Kogi State election is between Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi in November 16 as INEC fixed November 30 for the conduct of Katsina poll.
Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Kogi West senatorial district election, last August said his party was not afraid of a rerun.
He said this while commending the judgment of the election petitions tribunal that sacked the lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye.
Justice Anthony Chijioke-led panel of the Kogi State election petitions tribunal had ordered a fresh election in the senatorial
In his reaction, Senator Adeyemi noted that as a student of law, he had always believed that the court is where those who have been cheated get justice.
He insisted that he would reclaim his mandate in the rerun ordered by the tribunal, stressing that he has built the image to win the election over the years. The two-time senator compared himself to Melaye who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said: “We are not afraid to go for a rerun because the people can assess the two personalities. “They know our antecedents, they know our track records, they know who we are and what we stand for.”