A suit filed by a former lawmaker, Dino Melaye challenging the victory of Smart Adeyemi in the 2019 Kogi-West Senatorial district election has been thrown out by the Court of Appeal.
A three-man panel of the court unanimously dismissed the appeal for lacking in merit.
The court upheld the ruling of the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal which had earlier dismissed Melaye’s petition for lacking in merit.
In its ruling, the tribunal held Melaye failed to prove the allegations of over-voting, unlawful votes, and the various electoral malpractices he listed in the petition.
Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled a total of 88,373 votes while Dino Melaye who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 62,133 votes, after a re-run election was conducted in some parts of the Senatorial district.