Tribunal upholds Melaye’s election, dismisses Adeyemi’s petition for lacking in merit


The Election Petition Tribunal in Lokoja has upheld the election of Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Tribunal, however, dismissed the petition filed by a former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and former chairman, Senate Committee on FCT, Smart Adeyemi, for lacking in merit.
Adeyemi had taken Melaye to the National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Lokoja, citing alleged irregularities in the conduct of the election as well as the result declared by INEC on March 28, 2015.
But in his judgment, the tribunal dismissed the case for lacking …Read More

Source:: New Mail