Appeal Court Sacks Dino Melaye from Senate, Calls for Fresh Election

Senator Dino Melaye

An Appeal Court sitting on Friday has sacked Senator Dino Melaye from the Senate and ordered for a fresh election for the Kogi West Senatorial District.

The Court of Appeal in its ruling upheld the August 23 judgment of an election tribunal to conduct a fresh election in the senatorial district, reports Daily Post.

Senator Melaye and the PDP had appealed that the appellate court to set aside the majority decision of the tribunal which voided the election of Mr Melaye.

Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had challenged Melaye’s victory on three grounds of irregularities, over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts during the February 2019 National Assembly polls.


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