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Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election  

The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator for Kogi West.

In its judgement, the tribunal ordered that fresh elections should be held in the senatorial district over alleged over-voting and non compliance with the electoral acts.

Melaye, who was a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner of the February 23, election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and has since been sworn in as  Senator.

Dissatisfied by the declaration, Senator Smart Adeyemi, who was the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), approached the tribunal to challenge Melaye’s victory, citing, irregularities, over-voting and non compliance with the electoral acts.

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