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Kogi 2019 Election: Dino Melaye Casts His Vote

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Senator Dino Melaye on Saturday, November 16, cast his vote in the on-going elections in Kogi State.

Naija News reports he cast his vote at the polling unit 004, Ayetoro Gbede 1, Ijumu local government area of the state.

Until an appeal court judgement which ordered a rerun, Dino Melaye, was the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Earlier, the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, nullified Senator Melaye’s election in August.

This online news platform recalls that Mr. Melaye was declared the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in February.

The results declared by INEC showed that Melaye, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 85,395 votes to defeat Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 66,901 votes.

Apparently displeased with the outcome of the election Adeyemi approached the tribunal.

On Friday, October 11, the Appeal Court maintained the judgment of the tribunal and ordered a fresh election within 90 days in the Kogi West Senatorial district.

A three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for reelection into the Kogi West senatorial district.



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