Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West on the platform of the Popular Democratic Party (PDP), appealed the ruling of the Elections Court of the Houses of National and State Assembly of the State of Kogi, which annulled his election.
Latest Nigeria Newspaper report that Melaye’s election was overturned by the Petition Court of Election of the National Assembly / National Assembly of the State of Kogi. The court also ordered a new election in the West Senate District of Kogi.
In the notice of appeal he filed on Monday, Melaye wants the Court of Appeals to overturn the sentence. On the September 5, 2019 appeal, Melaye raised 23 grounds of appeal, in which the majority decision of the court ruled, reports The Nation.
Melaye is also seeking an order from the Court of Appeal that allows her appeal and an order that supports her objection to the petition or dismisses the petition and confirms her electoral victory.
Latest Nigeria Newspaper report thatThe appeal, which was presented by Melaye by Rickey Tarfa (SAN) included Senator Smart Adeyemi, the Congress of All Progressives (APC), the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as respondents.
The reasons for appeal include if the person sued in the Court, being Senator Dino Melaye, is the same as the person who challenged the survey and declared himself the winner of the elections contained in Form CF001 – Melaye Daniel Dino.
“The provision of the law is that the name as used in Form CF001 is the only valid name that can be used to challenge the Appellant’s election.
Latest Nigeria Newspaper also report that The principle of fairness accepted and applied by the majority members of the Court cannot annul the provisions of the law with respect to the petition. The Court’s trial was perverse and against the weight of the evidence before it,” he said.