Friday, October 11

Breaking News: Dino Melaye Lost Election case At Appeal Court

The Abuja Court of Appeal has affirmed the judgment of the Kogi State NASS Election Petition Tribunal nullifying the election of Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The court ordered the conduct of a fresh election in the zone.

Melaye, a candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner of the February election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

His victory was challenged in court by Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Adeyemi challenged Melaye’s victory on three grounds of irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.

The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment accepted Adeyemi’s appeal and ordered reelection.

Despite the court ruling, Melaye said, “In all things, I give God the Praise.”

He continued that “He who started a good thing will definitely complete it.” Melaye expressed hope in winning the reelection ordered by the court and asked his supporters to be law-abiding, noting that he and his supporters will “always overcome”.
The senator also took to his Twitter page to make the announcement. He wrote: