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Dino Melaye reacts to tribunal’s ruling against his senatorial election

Dino Melaye reacts to tribunal’s ruling against his senatorial election

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The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has reacted to the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal’s nullification of his victory at the senatorial poll. DAILY POST had reported that Melaye polled a total of 85,395 votes to defeat his APC opponent who scored 66,902 votes.  But the APC candidate, Sam Adeyemi went on to challenge Melaye’s election on three grounds of irregularities, over voting and non compliance with the electoral act. On Friday, a three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, in a unanimous judgment, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for a fresh election in the senatorial district. Reacting on Twitter, Melaye said he would get judgement at the Appeal court. He wrote, ”On Tribunal judgement. No cause for alarm
BREAKING: Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election in Kogi West

BREAKING: Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election in Kogi West

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The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district. DAILY POST had reported that Melaye polled a total of 85,395 votes to defeat his APC opponent who scored 66,902 votes.  But the APC candidate, Sam Adeyemi proceeded to challenge the declaration on three grounds of irregularities, overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act. According to Vanguard, the three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for another election in the senatorial district. Details later…
President Buhari sends powerful message to Dino Melaye

President Buhari sends powerful message to Dino Melaye

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye. In a letter he personally signed, President Buhari said, “On behalf of my family, the government and the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I write to commiserate with you and the entire members of Melaye family on the passing of your mother, Deaconess Comfort Melaye (JP) “The loss of a mother is usually very painful. However, I encourage you to be inspired by her dedication to the service of God and humanity which I believe saw her to the leadership position of a Deaconess. Caring and supportive mother like mama are precious even more than gold. I know she was very dear to Melaye family and you in particular, but please take heart in