Kogi central Senator, Dino Melaye, has waved aside the judgement of the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sacking him from the upper legislative chambers, saying he was sure it would be thrown out of the window on appeal.
The tribunal, had ordered for a fresh election, after Melaye’s opponent, Smart Adeyemi, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was able to prove allegations of fraud in the conduct of the February 23 polls.
Melaye, who had initially stated in a tweet that he might not need the fresh election, because he was moving up to become Kogi State Governor, however issued a statement where he denounced the outcome as miscariage of justice.
His words: “The judgement is full of importation of information that are alien to the case.
I however commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice.
“I have confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement.
“I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short lived while appealing to my teaming supporters to remain calm, as their mandate is safe and secure, and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.
“However, our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail.”