BREAKING: Court Sacks Dino Melaye As Senator, Orders Fresh Election

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    Senator Dino Melaye has been sacked as the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District.



    The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Lokoja, Kogi State handed down the sack today and ordered a fresh election.

    Melaye was dragged to the tribunal by the All Progressives Congress candidate, Senator Smart Adeyemi.



    In the now annulled election, Melaye polled 85,395 votes, while Adeyemi scored 66,902 votes.

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

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    The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke agreed with Adeyemi’s objections.



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