Friday, October 11, 2019

Breaking! Court sacks Dino Melaye from senate, orders fresh election

The Court of Appeal has upheld the August 23 judgment of an election tribunal which nullified the election of Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West.

In a judgment delivered Friday morning the appelate court agreed with the lower tribunal which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election in the senatorial district.

“I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and fresh election ordered,” Mr Melaye announced on his Twitter handle.

“In all things, I give God Praise. He who started a good thing will definitely complete it. I ask my supporters to be law-abiding as we shall always overcome. To God be the Glory.”

Mr Melaye’s closest rival, Smart Adeyemi of the APC, had challenged his victory at the tribunal.