Senator Dino Melaye, reacted to the ruling of the Kogi West National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal nullifying his victory in the March 22 election and ordering a fresh election as a total miscarriage of justice.
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, in a statement, said his legal team was already studying the judgement, adding that he would appeal it.
He express his confidence that the Appeal Court would reverse the judgement of the tribunal and uphold his election as a senator of the federal republic.
In his opinion, the tribunal judgement made several importation of information that was alien to the case brought before it.
In his words: “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.”
He added, “I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short-lived while appealing to my teeming supporters to remain calm as their mandate is safe and secure and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.
“However, our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail.”