Dino Melaye loses in Appeal court again as Senator

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Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district on Friday lost his appeal against the decision of the National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal to sack him as a senator.

Recall that the National/State Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in August ruling sacked Dino as the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial District and also ordered for fresh elections in the senatorial district.

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Again, the Appeal Court on Friday, October 11th, upheld the decision of the election tribunal to order for fresh elections.

Reacting to the ruling, Melaye on his social media page wrote:

I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and Fresh election ordered. In all things I give God the Praise. He who started a good thing will definitely complete it. I ask my supporters to be law abiding as we shall always overcome. To God be the Glory.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Melaye winner of the election conducted on the 23rd of February 23, 2019 for a second term in the upper legislative chamber after beating Smart Adeyemi, and other candidates.

But Adeyemi challenged Melaye’s victory on grounds of irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the tribunal agreed and annulled the election for a fresh Poll.

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