Senator Smart Adeyemi has
dragged the Kogi West Senator-elect, Dino Melaye before the National Assembly
Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja, the state capital. Adeyemi in his
petition alleged irregularities in the conduct of the election as well as the
result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on
March 28, 2015.
counsel, Mr J.O. Olatoke, SAN, Adeyemi said that Melaye was not duly elected or
returned by the majority of the lawful votes cast during the election adding
that he (Adeyemi) should be declared the winner.
scored the majority of lawful votes cast during the election and ought to have
been declared the winner.
to order INEC to conduct a fresh election into the Kogi West Senatorial
District on the basis of alleged irregularities.
declared Adeyemi, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, second with 38,148 votes as against Melaye of the All Progressives
Congress, APC, who scored 41,120.