Just In: Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election
Senator Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District has been sacked on Friday in Abuja by the National Election Petition Tribunal, which was headed by Justice A.O Chijioke.
Dino Melaye was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
However, Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who was dissatisfied with the declaration went to the tribunal to challenge Senator Dino Melaye’s victory.
Senator Dino Melaye, while responding to the judgement on twitter said
“On Tribunal judgement. No cause 4 alarm at all. Even if it went my way they will still go to the Appeal Court. Our mandate can not be taken.”
On Tribunal judgement. No cause 4 alarm at all. Even if it went my way they will still go to the Appeal Court. Our mandate can not be taken. We will get judgment at the Appeal Court. There will be fresh election in Kogi West bc I will be Governor. For my Senate mandate no shaking
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) August 23, 2019