Senator Dino Melaye who was sacked by an election tribunal has finally reacted to the news in a new video he shared.
Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West reassured his supporters that he would be victorious at a higher court after the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal’s nullification of his victory at the senatorial poll.
The APC candidate, Sam Adeyemi had challenged Melaye’s election on three grounds of irregularities, over voting and non compliance with the electoral act.
Delivering Judgment on Friday, the three-member panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke unanimously held that the election was shrouded in controversy and marred by widespread malpractices.
Melaye had earlier reacted to the annoucement via his twitter page, he wrote,
“On Tribunal judgement. No cause for alarm at all. Even if it went my way they will still go to the Appeal Court. Our mandate can not be taken. We will get judgment at the Appeal Court.
“There will be fresh election in Kogi West because I will be Governor. For my Senate mandate no shaking.”
Watch the video of Melaye addressing his supporters below.
Dino Melaye reacts to the nullification of his electoral victory. pic.twitter.com/aNIjOKORZZ
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) August 23, 2019
He still has plans to go on with his Kogi State governorship election in November 2019.