Senator Dino Melaye, stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Abuja, demanding the cancellation of the Kogi West Senatorial election, while presenting 21 video clips as evidence.
The 21 video clips presented by the Senator contained details of violence during the election held on Saturday.
The petition by Melaye dated November 18 2019 and entitled: “A call for cancellation of the Election for Kogi West Senatorial District held on November 16 2019 in certain areas”, was filed by his lawyer, Tobechukwu Nweke.
Part of the petition reads,
“In conclusion, sequel to the above mentioned spread violence, gunshots and killings, disruption of the election, snatching of ballots, multiple thumb printing, several electoral malpractices, irregularities and total sabotage of the electoral process cut across all the seven Local Government Areas in Kogi State which were demonstrated in the video footages attached herein, and the facts in paragraphs 1-5 above which reveals that the election was not conducted in Kogi State Senatorial District, in substantial compliance with the dictates of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) as well as the requisite Guidelines and Regulations issued for the election we urge the commission to cancel the entire election to the Senate of Kogi West Senatorial District held on November 16 2019.”
Dino Melaye storms INEC headquarter in Abuja saying there was electoral malpractices, he won the election and nobody will take his seat in the National Assembly. pic.twitter.com/ljoVG5OTBY
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