Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), appealed to the ruling of the Electoral Court of the Chambers of the National and State Assembly of the State of Kogi, which canceled his election.
Latest Nigeria News remembers that the election of Melaye was canceled by the Court of Petitions for the elections of the National Assembly / National Assembly of the State of Kogi.
The court also ordered a new election in the district of the Western Senate of Kogi.
In the appeal notice that he presented on Monday, Melaye wants the Court of Appeal to overturn the sentence.
On the appeal of September 5, 2019, Melaye raised 23 grounds for appeal, in which the decision of the majority of the court was issued, reports The Nation.
Melaye is also requesting an order from the Court of Appeal that allows her appeal and an order to support her objection to the petition or reject the petition and confirm her electoral victory.
The appeal, presented by Melaye by Rickey Tarfa (SAN) included Senator Smart Adeyemi, the Congress of All Progressives (APC), the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as respondents. .
The reasons for the appeal include whether the person sued in court, being Senator Dino Melaye, is the same person who disputed the survey and declared himself the winner of the elections contained in the CF001 – Melaye Daniel Dino form.
“The provision of the law is that the name as used in Form CF001 is the only valid name that can be used to challenge the election of the Appellant.
“The principle of equity accepted and applied by the majority members of the Tribunal cannot override the provisions of the law in respect of the petition.
“The judgement of the Tribunal was perverse and against the weight of evidence before it,” he said.