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The Abuja Court of Appeal dismisses the appeal by Dino Melaye against the victory of Senator Smart Adeyemi his opponent at the 2019 by-election.

The Appeal Court of Nigeria has dismissed the appeal case of Dino Melaye over Smart Adeyemi's win as Senator representing representing Kogi West.
Appeal Court Dismisses Melaye Appeal Case

The former Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye had dragged his loss of the senatorial election to Smart Adeyemi to the appeal court in June.

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However, three-man bench led by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa dismissed his claim on Tuesday, affirming the June 10, 2020, judgement of the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, Abuja which declared Adeyemi as the winner of the election.

The panel had resolved all seven considered in the case against Dino Melaye and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and awarded the cost of N50,000 against the appellants in favour of the respondents before dismissing the Melaye’s appeal.

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