Appeal court sacks Dino Melaye
The Appeal Court on Friday sacked the Senator representing Kogi West, in Kogi State, Dino Melaye. The Court affirmed the judgment of the Kogi State National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which earlier nullified his election.
INEC is to conduct fresh elections within 90 days from today. The Kogi State National and State Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja had earlier sacked the Senator, but he appealed it.
The initial judgment was on the petition filed by Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the APC in the February 26 election.
Melaye in a tweet on his official Twitter handle said that the court had ordered fresh elections in his senatorial constituency. He went on to call on his supporters to be law-abiding and assured them that they would overcome.