Melaye loses appeal for Kogi West

Melaye loses appeal for Kogi West

THE Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday rejected the suit filed by Dino Melaye claiming the election of Senator Smart Adeyemi as the winner of the last election in Kogi West Senatorial District.

A three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, unanimously resolved all seven issues identified for determination against Melaye.

In the lead judgment, Justice Saulawa said he reviewed the written arguments

by the parties and came “to the conclusion that they resolve each of the seven issues against the appellant”.

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He added:

“Having resolved all issues against the appellant, the appeal grossly failed and is hereby dismissed.”

The judge upheld the judgment delivered on June 10, 2020 by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal,

which sat in Abuja and affirmed the declaration of Adeyemi as the winner of

the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He awarded N50,000 cost against Melaye.

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