Senator Dino Melaye’s election Victory Court of Appeal upholds it

Justice Muhammed Adume held that the tribunal was wrong in striking out Adeyemi’s petition on the grounds of technicalities, instead of substantial justice.The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday struck out the petition of Sen. Smart Adeyemi challenging the victory of Dino Melaye

Adeyemi filed a suit at the Appeal Court after the State Tribunal Elections Petition Tribunal upheld the March 28, 2015 Senatorial election in favour of Melaye.

While the former Senator was the flag bearer for the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Melaye was the All Progressives Congress candidate in the senatorial polls.

The court further held that the decision of the tribunal that Adeyemi did not file his petition within the time frame allowed by law was wrong and nullified it forthwith. kokolevel  recalls that the tribunal had dismissed the petition of Adeyemi,