Dino Melaye, the former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District has again lost his lawsuit challenging his opponent Smart Adeyemi’s victory.
This is coming about eight months after Dino was defeated in the Senatorial District Election held in November 2019 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He had filed a suit at the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgement of the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed Adeyemi’s win, asking that the decision of be upturned.
Delivering its judgement delivered on Tuesday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, the three-man panel of justices of the appellate court dismissed the suit and held that the appeal was incompetent.
Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, who led the other judges and delivered the judgement, added that all seven issues raised in the appeal were resolved against Dino with a cost of N50,000 awarded against him.