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Tribunal nullifies Sen Melaye’s election

The Kogi state National assembly/State assembly election tribunal has sacked Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

In a judgment delivered on Friday, the tribunal led by Justice Chijioke ordered a fresh election in the district.

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Smart Adeyemi, 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.

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye on Friday described the ruling of the Kogi West National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal nullifying his victory in the March 22 election and ordering a fresh election as a total miscarriage of justice.

In a statement, he said his legal team was already studying the judgment, adding that he would appeal it.