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Senator Dino Melaye
Senator Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye Loses Senatorial Seat

Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as senator.     

Funsho Akinwale

Senator Dino Melaye, on Friday, lost his seat as a member of the National Assembly after the Kogi State National Assembly and State Assembly Election Tribunal sacked the prominent senator from representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijoke in his final judgement ruled in favour of Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the ruling party, and ordered for another election.

Leading to the ruling, Adeyemi noted irregularities, including over voting and non-compliance with the electoral act among other issues.

Melaye has been parading himself as a senator after he was declared winner of the February 2019 senatorial election before the opposition approached the tribunal to challenge his victory.