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Kogi State SENATE

Senator Dino Melaye Approaches Appeal Court Over Election Nullification

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The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has asked the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to set aside the August 23, 2019 judgment of the Kogi State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal, which nullified his election as the Senator representing Kogi West at the Senate.

Recall that the candidate of the APC at the said election, Senator Smart Adeyemi, had petitioned the Election Tribunal, challenging the electoral victory of Senator Melaye of the PDP. The Tribunal nullified the election and ordered a fresh poll within 90 days.

But Melaye disagreed with the unanimous decision of the Tribunal and consequently appealed the judgment at the Court of Appeal on 23 grounds where the Tribunal is said to have erred in law.

According to the Notice of Appeal dated September 5, 2019, Senator Melaye, being the appellant also sought two other reliefs which include an order of the Court of Appeal allowing his appeal; and an order sustaining his objection to the petition or dismissing the petition and confirming his electoral victory.

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