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Senator Melaye sacked by Tribunal



Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the 9th Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, has been sacked as a senator.

Melaye was handed down the sack by the sack by the National Assembly and local tribunal in Lokoja on Frida, and ordered a re-election.


Senator Smart Adeyemi, candidate for the All Progressive Congress (APC), had dragged the Senator to the tribunal.

In the elections held Senator Melaye polled 85,359 votes while Senator Adeyemi poled 66,902 votes.

But Adeyemi challenged the election on the grounds that over voting, non-compliance with the electoral Act, and irregularities.

Justice A.O Chijioke led three man panel, agreed with Adeyemi’s objection.

In an unanonimous ruling the three man panel annulled the election and ordered a fresh election in the Senatorial district.