JUST IN: Appeal Court dismisses Dino Melaye’s case, affirms Adeyemi


The Abuja Division of Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the election of Senator Smart Adeyemi as the senator representing Kogi West.

The appellate court dismissed the appeal filed a former Kogi senator, Dino Melaye against the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate.

A three-member panel of the court led by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, in a unanimous judgement, resolved all the seven matters considered in the case in favour of the respondents, Adeyemi and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party.

The appellate court upheld the June 10 judgment of the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, affirming Mr Adeyemi’s election.

The court also awarded the cost of N50,000 against the appellants and in favour of the respondents.

Reacting to the loss, Melaye in a series of tweet said he has accepted the judgement in good and has moved on.

He said, “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 anyway erase the rigging,bloodletting,killings and violence that dominated the election.

“2) 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 remain constant.”

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