Just In: Tribunal Sacks Dino Melaye as Senator, Orders Fresh Polls

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The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in its judgement has on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye as Senator representing Kogi West.

 

Vanguard reports that Melaye, who was a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner of the February 23 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

 

The candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Smart Adeyemi, who was dissatisfied by the declaration approached the tribunal to challenge Melaye's victory, citing, irregularities, over-voting, and non-compliance with the electoral acts

 

The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday, August 23, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for reelection into the senatorial axis

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