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Dino Melaye In Fresh Trouble

Senator Dino Melaye is in trouble as the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has nullified his election.

It would be recalled that the incumbent senator, representing Kogi West Senatorial District polled a total of 85,395 votes to defeat his APC opponent, Smart Adeyemi who scored 66,902 votes.

However, Smart Adeyemi proceeded to challenge the declaration on three grounds of irregularities, overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

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Meanwhile, in the three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for another election in the senatorial district.