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Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi west senator, orders fresh election

The Kogi State National and State Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the representative of Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

The tribunal’s judgment was delivered on Friday.

The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice A.O Chijioke, while delivering judgement, ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should conduct a fresh election for the district.

The judgement was on the petition filed by Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 26 election.

Adeyemi had contended that the election be nullified on the grounds that there were cases of irregularities including over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral act.

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