Appeal Court sacks Dino Melaye, orders re-election


The Appeal Court has nullified the election of Sen. Dino Melaye, lawmaker of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

The Court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh elections within 90 days.

Melaye confirmed the news in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page.

In August, the Kogi State National Assembly Election Tribunal nullified Melaye’s election after his victory was challenged in court by Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Adeyemi challenged the victory on three grounds of irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.


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