The Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal led has affirmed the election of Senator Smart Adeyemi as the duly elected senator for Kogi West senatorial district.
Delivering judgement on the petition filed by Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday, the three-man panel of justices led by Justice Kashim Kaigama, held that Adeyemi is the winner of the November 16, 2019 senatorial rerun election.
Dino, a former Senator representing Kogi West district, in his petition had prayed the tribunal to declare him the winner of the election, having scored the highest number of valid votes.
He told the tribunal that the November 16, 2019, senatorial rerun election was marred by violence, over-voting, manipulation of figures and other irregularities and called for total cancellation of the results in the affected areas.
But the tribunal held that Dino failed to prove the allegations and dismissed his petition.