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Friday, 23 August 2019

BREAKING: Election Tribunal Sacks Dino Melaye As Senator, Orders Fresh Senatorial Election

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Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye has been sacked today, 23rd August by the Kogi State National Assembly and State Assembly Elections petitions tribunal.

This was in a judgment delivered on FridayAugust 23rd by a three-man panel led by Justice Anthony Chijioke.
The tribunal in a unanimous judgment ordered for fresh election in the senatorial district.
Senator Melaye of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared a winner in the February 2019 National Assembly election but Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) approached the tribunal.
Adeyemi challenged INEC’s declaration and cited irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.
The tribunal in a unanimous judgment on Friday, therefore, upheld Senator  Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for fresh election in the senatorial district.

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