Senator Dino Melaye on Friday 11th October 2019 lost the appeal as the tribunal ruling that nullified his election as the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Senate.
Dino Melaye tweeted on Friday on his Official Twitter handle “I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and Fresh election ordered,”
Senator Dino Melaye a candidate PDP was declared the winner of the February election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenged his victory in court on three grounds of irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.
The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment accepted Adeyemi’s appeal and ordered reelection.
After the court ruling, Dino said, “In all things, I give God the Praise, He who started a good thing will definitely complete it.”
He asked his supporters to be law-abiding, noting that he and his supporters will “always overcome”