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Court invalidates Dino Melaye’s Senatorial Election Result


Dino Melaye
Senator Dino Melaye

An Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kogi has invalidated the decision result of the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly elections which Dino Melaye emerged as Senator speaking for the Kogi West Senatorial District.

His main opponent, Sam Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress – APC challenged the result on three grounds of anomalies, over voting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

A three-man panel headed by Justice A. O. Chijioke, in a consistent judgment on Friday, acknowledged Adeyemi’s ground and requested for another senatorial election.

During the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly elections, Melaye of the PDP polled 85,395 votes, winning his Sam Adeyemi who scored 66,902 votes.

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