Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi West senator

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The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed Dino Melaye as the representative of the Kogi West senatorial district in the Senate.

Melaye beat his closest opponent, Smart Adeyemi, and other candidates in the election that was conducted on February 2019 for a second term in the upper legislative chamber.

Sam Adeyemi filed a petition before the tribunal to challenge the result, alleging that the process involved irregularities and disorganisations.

The tribunal agreed with him and nullified the election in a ruling delivered on Friday, August 23.

In a unanimous judgement, the three-member panel, led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, ordered for a new election to be conducted in the district.

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