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Kogi West: Dino Melaye Reacts As Court Dismisses His Appeal



Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, a former Kogi West senator, has reacted to the decision of the court to dismiss his appeal against the election of Senator Smart Adeyemi.

Naija News reports that the appeal filed by Dino Melaye, challenging the victory of Adeyemi in the Kogi West Senatorial District election was dismissed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

The appellate court in its ruling on Tuesday affirmed the judgment of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, (which sat in Abuja), and also affirmed the declaration of Adeyemi as the winner of the election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

It also awarded N50,000 cost against Melaye and in favour of the respondents.

Reacting to the court ruling in a post on Twitter, Dino Melaye insisted that the Appeal court judgment does not erase the rigging, bloodletting, killings and violence that dominated the election

He wrote: “I lost my election petition in the court of Appeal this afternoon. God is always right. He will do a new thing in His own time.

“There will be a new order and the judgement did not in any way erase the rigging, bloodletting, killings and violence that dominated the election.

“I thank the ever courageous people of Kogi West who truly voted for me.

“I love you all and God bless you. God be praised forever and my Faith in Him remains constant.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.