What Kogi PDP Said About Dino Melaye's Tribunal Ouster
Senator Dino Melaye at Airport (image courtesy: Melaye)

The Kogi State chapter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the ruling nullifying the election of Senator Dino Melaye (PDP- Kogi West) is a murder of democracy.

A statement issued by the party’s spokesman for Kogi, Bode Ogunmola, says that the PDP charged all its supporters to remain unperturbed by the nullification of Senator Melaye’s election.

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According to the party, Melaye’s election was the only credible poll held and adjudged as the fairest during the last national and state assembly elections in the state.

He said, “it is our belief that justice will be done at the appeal court because PDP won the election convincingly and overwhelmingly.

“It’s very certain that nobody can subvert people’s mandate, where God lives, and we are not worried, because the whole world is laughing at the charade ruling that claims to nullify the PDP victory.”

In his reaction, Melaye described the ruling of the Kogi West Election Petition Tribunal, nullifying his victory in the March 23 election as a miscarriage of justice.

Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had approached the tribunal for redress, saying that the collation of results from the poll was done in Lokoja, instead of the Kabba, the senatorial headquarters, among other wrongs he alleged.

On Friday, the tribunal sitting in Abuja nullified the election and ordered a fresh one.