The Election Petitions committee in Abuja on Friday nullified Dino Melaye’s election as the winner of the February 23 Kogi West senatorial poll.
In a agreed common sense on the request filed by Smart Adeyemi and his party, the completely Progressives Congress, the three-man panel led by righteousness A.O. Chijioke prearranged the self-regulating citizen Electoral responsibility to conduct a clean vote contained by 90 days.
Adeyemi, who represented Kogi West at the council in the past, and the APC claimed in the plead that the choice won by Melaye of the Peoples self-ruled Party was flawed by overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.
However, bit the APC hailed the judgment, the PDP alleged it was not upset about it, motto Melaye would continue the agent of Kogi West at the Senate.
The PDP inhabitant promotion Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in an interview with one of our journalists in Abuja said they would step victory at the fascinate Court.
He said, “We are not upset about the nullification for the reason that we quiet partake of the occasion of departing to the encourage of Appeal. However, Kogi West someplace Dino comes from is the homeland of the PDP in Kogi State. subsequently if elections are apprehended in attendance over and over the PDP will each time win. as a result we resolve not comprise any issue.
“We are plus self-possessed of victory at the draw incite because Adeyemi rapt that selection roundly. His social gathering is the ruling paint the town red in the state, but the inhabit of Kogi West voted against him. He knows that he flummoxed that appointment together with in his responsibility and inhabitant rule area. as a result if the appointment is apprehended 100 times, the PDP will win.”
The APC chairman in the state, Abdullahi Bello, said Melaye’s sacking was a embrace development.
In a telephone interview with one of our correspondents, Bello thought the ruling had confirmed that there was desire for the ordinary be in charge of in the country.
He applauded the courts for continuance on the section of uprightness in delivering the judgement.
Melaye described the ruling “as a total miscarriage of justice.”
However, Melaye who is plus the Chairman, council group on Aviation, said in a account he had instructed his above-board players to draw the judgment.