The Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement in the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye challenging his loss at the 2019 rerun Senatorial election in Kogi West.
The three-man panel of Justices, led by Kashim G. Kaigama, reserved judgment in the petition after parties adopted their addresses on Tuesday, May 26.
Dino Melaye of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is challenging the November 30, 2019 rerun Senatorial election of Kogi West won by Senator Smart Adeyemi of APC.
Melaye and his party had in December 2019, filed a petition at the tribunal challenging the declaration of Adeyemi as the winner of the election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),.
Respondents in the petition are INEC, Adeyemu and the APC as 1st, 2nd and 3rd respondents, respectively.
Counsel to the petitioner, Prof. Wahab Egbewole. (SAN)) in his adumbration, urged the court to uphold the petition and order that the first petitioner (Melaye) be returned as the duly elected Senator representing Kogi West, having won majority of votes cast in the election.
Moreso, he prayed the court to reject every objection raised by the respondents in the matter.
Lawyers to the respondents had urged the court to dismiss the petition in its entirety for lacking merit.