Senator Dino Melaye has there will be a fresh election in Kogi State. He was reacting to Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which has sacked him. He represents. Kogi West Senatorial district.
Melaye (PDP) was declared winner after he dumped APC on whose ticket he first got elected to the Senate in 2015.
However Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) who he defeated in the February election was candidate of PDP in 2015. Adeyemi approached the tribunal, challenging INEC’s declaration citing, irregularities, over voting and non compliance with the electoral act.
The three man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday accepted Adeyemi’s grounds and ordered for fresh election for the District.
Writing on his verified twitter handle, Senator Melaye said “on tribunal judgement, no cause for alarm, at all. Even if went my way will still go to Appeal Court. Our mandate cannot be taken. We will will get judgement at the Appeal Court.
“There will be fresh election in Kogi West because I will be governor. For my Senate mandate no shaking.”