OrderPaperToday – The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Senator Dino Melaye (PDP) representing Kogi west senatorial district.

The ruling followed by a petition filed by Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Melaye winner of the senatorial election in February.

Adeyemi claimed that the declaration was characterised by irregularities, over voting and non compliance with the electoral act.

A three man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday accepted Adeyemi’s argument.

The tribunal also ordered a fresh election in the senatorial district.

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