Dino Melaye Loses As Tribunal Affirms Smart Adeyemi’s Election

The Kogi state tribunal today dismissed the case of Dino Melaye questioning the senatorial election that gave Smart Adeyemi victory in Kogi. Delivering judgment on the petition, the three-man panel led by Justice Isa Sambo, unanimously affirmed Adeyemi’s election as the winner of the disputed poll.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, who garnered 88,373 votes as the winner of the poll. INEC declared that he defeated Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 62,133.  Melaye had in his petition urged the tribunal to declare him the winner of the election or order a fresh election. The court today nullified the request and affirmed Melaye’s victory.


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