‘We Shall Always Overcome’, Melaye Reacts to Appeals Court Judgement, Urges Supporters to Remain Calm

  • Court orders fresh election within the law.

The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has called for calm amongst his supporters.

This is coming from the recent judgement delivered by the Appeal Court on his election contested by Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Adeyemi had won at the tribunal before Melaye appealed the judgement.

Justice Yahaya Dantijo, who led a three-member panel of the court in a unanimous decision affirmed the judgment of the tribunal who had nullified Melaye’s victory and order for reelection.

Justice Dantijoin who affirmed the ruling of the tribunal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return given to Senator Dino Melaye and conduct a fresh election within the time frame of the law.

READ: What Re-election of Yahaya Bellow Will Do to Kogi State – Melaye

We shall always overcome

Reacting to the judgement through his Twiter page, Melaye who gave glory to God said he will overcome his challenge.

“I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and Fresh election ordered. In all things, I give God the Praise. He who started a good thing will definitely complete it. I ask my supporters to be law-abiding as we shall always overcome. To God be the Glory,” he twitted.

Recall that Melaye had previously lost the Kogi state primary governorship election.

The two judgements delivered on the case relied upon the mutilation of result sheets relied and over voting.

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