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Tribunal sacks Melaye, senator assures appeal will validate his election

The election of Senator Dino Melaye, representing Yagba West in the Senator, had been voided by the Election Tribunal in Abuja.

Senator Smart Adeyemi, contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, against Senator Melaye, had approached the tribunal sitting in Abuja over irregularities in the election of Melaye in March 22,  2019 Senatorial poll.

He said the counting of the results of the votes in the election was done in Lokoja, rather than in Kabba, the headquarters of the Senatorial District.

However, Senator Dino Melaye dismissed the judgement of the tribunal, saying he would appeal the judgement. Melaye represents Yagba West Senatorial District, elected on.the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Senator Melaye, in a statement, said, “The judgement is full of importation of information that are alien to the case. I however commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice.

“I have confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement. I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short lived while appealing to my teaming supporters to remain calm, as their mandate is safe and secure, and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.
“However, our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail.”