An appeal filed by Dino Melaye, challenging the victory of Senator Smart Adeyemi at the Kogi West Senatorial District election have been dismissed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday.
A three-man panel of the court unanimously resolved all seven issues, identified for determination, against the appellant (Melaye)
The panel upheld the judgment delivered on June 10, 2020 by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal.
The Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which sat in Abuja affirmed the declaration of Adeyemi as winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The appellate court, which struck out Adeyemi’s preliminary objection, awarded N50, 000 cost against Melaye and in favour of the respondents.