The Democratic evangelist Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West, and it’s Party, has reacted to the ruling of the kogi West Election Petition Tribunal, nullifying his victory in the March 22nd 2019 election, as a miscarriage of justice.
Recall that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Smart Adeyemi, had approached the tribunal to seek redress, saying that the collation of results from the poll was done in Lokoja, instead of the Kabba, the senatorial headquarters
The tribunal, had on Friday nullified the election and ordered for a fresh conduct of the poll.
But Dino Melaye while reacting to the judgement in his official twitter handle @dinomelaye described it as a total miscarriage of justice and hopeful that the appeal court will right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement.
His statement: The pronouncement by the court today at the tribunal is a miscarriage of justice, Most of the grounds that the election was nullified is to distract me from my governorship ambition. My name is Daniel, I cannot be broken.
“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.
No cause for alarm at all. Even if it went my way they will still go to the Appeal Court. Our mandate can not be taken. We will get judgment at the Appeal Court. There will be fresh election in Kogi West because I will be Governor. For my Senate mandate no shaking.
“However, our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail