The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja has sacked Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye; but he has described his sack as a miscarriage of justice, and vowed to challenge the judgment.
Melaye’s predecessor, Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who contested against him but lost and proceeded to the tribunal, was elated at the judgment which called for a rerun.
But Melaye said: “The judgement is full of importation of informations that are alien to the case.
“I however commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice.
“I have confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement.
“I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short-lived while appealing to my teeming supporters to remain calm as their mandate is safe and secured and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.
“However, our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail.”