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Tribunal Sacks Dino As Kogi West Senator, Orders Fresh Election

The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has on Friday August 23, 2019, quashed the victory of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district.

Melaye, a member of PDP was declared winner in the February 2019 election by INEC, but Senator Smart Adeyemi of APC approached the tribunal, challenging INEC’s declaration 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 accepted Adeyemi’s ground and order for reelection into the senatorial axis.

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