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BREAKING: Melaye suffers defeat as tribunal upholds Adeyemi’s election

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The Kogi State Elections Petition Tribunal has upheld the election of Smart Adeyemi representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

In a judgement on Wednesday, the tribunal also dismissed the petition by filed Senator Dino Melaye and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The three-member panel of the tribunal led by Justice Sambo in a unanimous judgement ruled that the petitioners failed to prove their case to warrant granting Melaye his prayers.

The judges also held that the Dino Melaye failed to prove non-compliance with the standard of electoral acts in the election.

The tribunal said all the 71 witnesses called by the petitioners contracted themselves during cross-examinations and made a “worthless, unreliable and unmerited statement” that cannot be relied on.

The court also rejected the videos and other documents presented by the Petitioner during the final written addresses, because they were not pleaded uring proceedings.

The Tribunal subsequently dismissed Melaye’s petition and upheld Senator Smart Adeyemi as duly and lawfully elected in the Kogi West Senate election.

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