Dino Melaye sacked as Kogi West senator

Senator Dino Melaye Photo: The Punch

The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Lokoja has sacked Dino Melaye as senator representing Kogi West.

The Cable reports that, the tribunal led by A.O. Chijioke ordered a fresh election in the district.

Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) approached the tribunal on the grounds that there were cases of over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral act.

In reacting to the judgement on his twitter handle, Melaye said, there is no cause for alarm at all as his mandate cannot be taken.

His tweet reads: 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.

In another tweet, he added “He who laugh last, laugh best…KOGI Governor loading”.

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