Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi West Senator

The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Friday, nullified the February 23 election that ushered in Dino Melaye as the  senator representing Kogi West District.

TheEcho reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Melaye as the winner of the election with 85, 395 votes over his closest rival, Smart Adeyemi who polled 66,902 votes.

Not satisfied with the outcome, Adeyemi approached the Tribunal on three grounds of irregularities, overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

Vanguard reports that the three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for another election in the senatorial district.

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