Appeal Court Declares Smart Adeyemi Winner of Kogi West Senatorial Election
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has declared Senator Smart Adeyemi of APC winner of November 16, 2019 Kogi West Senatorial Election and struck out the petition by Senator Dino Melaye of PDP.
Dino Melaye had earlier failed at the Kogi State National Assembly Petition Tribunal which earlier struck his petition challenging the victory of Smart Adeyemi of APC.
However, the Appeal Court in its ruling on Tuesday struck out the Appeal of Senator Dino Melaye and upheld the ruling of the Tribunal which affirmed the victory of Smart Adeyemi on June 10.
The Appellate Court in its ruling by the three-man panel of Justices led by Justice Ibrahim Salawa held that, the Appeal Court have protocol and cannot go outside the our view of the law.
The Appellate court subsequently struck out the petition of Senator Dino Melaye for lack of merit and being incompetent.
Senator Dino Melaye in its petition had alleged that the Kogi West Senatorial Election held on November 16, 2019 was marred by over-voting, mutilple thumb-printing and violence which he said gave Smart Adeyemi vicoty over him.
He had prayed for the Appellate Court to declare him the winner of the senatorial election having scored the highest number of valid votes.
Source: Opera News