Dino Melaye on the floor of the senate

Dino Melaye’s election as the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District has been annulled by the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal.

APC candidate in the February 23rd election, Smart Adeyemi, filed a petition before the tribunal challenging Dino’s victory. He cited irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.

Delivering judgment in the petition this morning Friday, August 23rd, the three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, unanimously annulled the election and ordered re-election into the senatorial district.