Nigeria: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dino Melaye

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The Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district at the Senate, Dino Melaye, has been sacked by the National Assembly election petition tribunal.

Melaye, who was a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, was declared winner of the February 23 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Dissatisfied by the declaration, Senator Smart Adeyemi, who was the candidate of All Progressives Congress, approached the tribunal to challenge Melaye’s victory, citing, 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 ground and ordered for reelection into the senatorial axis.

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