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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Appeal Court Dismisses Dino Melaye’s Suit Challenging Smart Adeyemi's Victory At Kogi West Election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the defeat of former Senator Dino Melaye and upheld the victory of Senator Smart Adeyemi as the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial District election on November 16, 2019.

The panel upheld the judgment delivered on June 10, 2020, by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which sat in Abuja and declared Adeyemi as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


The appellate court, which struck out Adeyemi’s preliminary objection, awarded N50,000 cost against Melaye and in favor of the respondents.


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