Report has it that the National Assembly and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Lokoja has nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District.
In its ruling, the tribunal ordered that a fresh election be held in the senatorial district.
Senator Melaye confirmed his sacking in a statement few minutes ago.
The senator noted that he would appeal his sacking at the Court of Appeal, adding that the judgment was full of importation of information that was 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,” he added
“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 secure 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.”
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.