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PDP reacts to sacking of Dino Melaye by Kogi tribunal

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state has called for calm following the nullification of the senatorial election won by Senator Dino Melaye.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Bode Ogunmola, the PDP described the ruling as a murder of democracy.

The party noted that the said election was the only credible election held and adjudged as the fairest during the last national and state assembly election in the state.

According to him, it is our belief that justice will be done at the appeal court because PDP and Melaye won the election convincingly and overwhelmingly.

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“It’s very certain that nobody can subvert people’s mandate, where God lives, and we are not worried, because the whole world is laughing at the charade ruling that claims to nullify the PDP victory,” he said.

On his part, Melaye had on Friday described the ruling of the Kogi West Election Petition Tribunal, nullifying his victory in the March 22nd 2019 election, as a miscarriage of justice.

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

Acting on the available evidence, the tribunal, sitting in Abuja, on Friday nullified the election and ordered for a fresh conduct of the exercise.

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