One would have taught that the battle between Senator Smart Adeyemi and Dino Melaye was over after the later was declared winner in the February 23, Kogi West Senatorial election . Unfortunately ,Senator Smart challenged the election result in tribunal court and on August 23,the Tribunal sitting in Lokoja on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator for Kogi West. In its judgement, the tribunal ordered that fresh elections should be held in the senatorial district.
However, Senator Dino Melaye has reacted to the court decision .He said; “No cause for alarm at all. Even if it went my way they will still go to the Appeal Court. Our mandate cannot be taken. We will get judgment at the Appeal Court,”