Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West has been sacked by the state national assembly/state assembly election tribunal.
In his ruling on Friday, A.O. Chijiok, ordered a fresh election in the district.
Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 26 election, had approached the tribunal and challenged Melaye’s victory on the grounds that there were cases of irregularities including over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral act.
He occupied Melaye’s seat between 2007 and 2015.
“We’ve decided to fight the results of the elections in the tribunal court because constitutional injustices must not be allowed to stand,” Adeyemi had said.
In his reaction, Melaye tweeted, “on Tribunal judgement. No cause 4 alarm at all. Even if it went my way they will still go to the Appeal Court. Our mandate can not be taken. We will get judgment at the Appeal Court. There will be a fresh election in Kogi West bc I will be Governor. For my Senate mandate no shaking.