Kogi west: Tribunal upholds Adeyemi’s election

Kogi west: Tribunal upholds Adeyemi’s election

- The Kogi election tribunal has upheld the election of Smart Adeyemi of the APC as the senator for Kogi West senatorial district

- The tribunal in a judgment on Wednesday, June 10, dismissed the petition filed by Dino Melaye and PDP

- According to the ruling, the three judges of the tribunal unanimously held that Dino Melaye and the PDP failed to prove their case at the hearing

The Kogi election tribunal has upheld the election of Smart Adeyemi of the APC as the senator for Kogi West senatorial district.

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The tribunal in a judgment on Wednesday, June 10, dismissed the petition filed by Dino Melaye and PDP, The Nation reported.

According to the ruling, the three judges of the tribunal unanimously held that Dino Melaye and the PDP failed to prove their case at the hearing.

The case by Melaye was therefore dismissed.

PM News reported that the tribunal stated that all the 71 witnesses called by the petitioners contracted themselves during cross-examinations and made unreliable statements that cannot be relied on.

However, Dino Melaye has said he will seek redress at the Court of Appeal.

He urged his supporters to stay away from violence and remain happy as he believed justice will be achieved.

Meanwhile, a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, June 2 discharged Senator Dino Melaye in a suit filed by the federal government against the former lawmaker, over alleged false information.

Senator Melaye was dragged before the court on a two-count charge which bordered on giving false information to the Nigeria Police Force.

The FCT High Court, however, cleared Melaye of the charges which were instituted by the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN.

In another report, Dino Melaye has lent his voice to the r*pe and death of 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa, a 100 level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) which took place in Benin at an RCCG church.

In a tweet on Monday, June 1, the former politician called on the inspector general of police, the attorney general of the federation, and the director-general of the department of state service.

He said that they must all work towards unmasking the people responsible for the horrible crime, adding that enough is enough.

The politician, however, said that if nothing is done, people, including him, would to take to the street in protest.

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