Senator Dino Melaye mocked his sack by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal today saying that in any case, there will be fresh election in Kogi West because he will be governor.
He reacted to the verdict in several tweets on Friday, appealing to his fans not to be worried. Melaye, who is gunning for the Kogi governorship post in November believes he “will laugh last’, insinuating that his rival’s victory at the tribunal was pyrrhic.
Melaye was dragged to the tribunal by the All Progressives Congress candidate, Senator Smart Adeyemi.
In the now annulled election, Melaye polled 85,395 votes, while Adeyemi scored 66,902 votes. But Adeyemi challenged Melaye’s victory on three grounds of irregularities, over-voting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.
The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke agreed with Adeyemi’s objections. In a unanimous judgment today, the tribunal annulled the election and ordered another election in the senatorial district.