Posted by News Express | 23 August 2019 | 3,010 times
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Otunba Dino Melaye, has described the ruling of the National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal nullifying his election victory in the March 22, 2019 election in Kogi West and ordering for a fresh election “a total miscarriage of justice”.
Talking tough shortly after the verdict, Melaye said in a statement, a copy of which is in the possession of News Express: “The judgement is full of importation of informations that are alien to the case.
“I however commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice.
“I have confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement.
“I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short lived while appealing to my teeming supporters to remain calm as their mandate is safe and secured and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.
“However, our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail.”
The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke and sitting in Lokoja, had in a unanimous judgment today, Friday, August 23, 2019, accepted Senator Smart Adeyemi’s arguments and ordered for fresh election in Kogi West senatorial zone.
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