The Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District.
Senator Melaye won under the platform of PDP in the general election that held in February. However, he counterpart from APC, Smart Adeyemi, approached the court to challenge the victory of Dino Melaye.
The 3 Man Panel led by Justice A. O Chijioke in a unanimous judgement on Friday accepted Adeyemi’s ground and order for the reelection.
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye has described the ruling of the Kogi West election tribunal, nullifying his election victory in the March 22nd 2019 election and ordering for a fresh election. A judgement he described as a total miscarriage of Justice.
“The judgement is full of importation of information that is alien to the case”
“However, I commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice”
“I have confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement”
“I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short-lived while appealing to my teeming supporters to remain calm as their mandate is safe and secure and cannot be taken through any mischievous means”
“However, Our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail”