by Wale Akinola
The senator representing Kogi west senatorial district at the Senate, Senator Dino Melaye has been sacked by the National Assembly/state Assembly election petition tribunal.
Vanguard reports that Melaye, who was a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner in the February 23 election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Dissatisfied by the declaration, Senator Smart Adeyemi, who was the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) approached the tribunal, challenging Melaye’s victory, citing, irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.
The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday, August 23, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and order for reelection into the senatorial axis.