Sacked Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has reacted to his loss at the Tribunal.
He vowed to reclaim his ‘mandate’ at the Appeal Court.
Melaye reacted via his twitter handle. He said:
“On Tribunal judgement. No cause 4 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 bc I will be Governor. For my Senate mandate no shaking,” he tweeted.
Melaye’s return to the Nigerian Senate during the last general election surprised many.
Nigerians were surprised because after all the travails the senator went through before the election, many had thought he would not make it back to the senate.
Melaye, a former member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), first survived the process to recall him, which was allegedly orchestrated by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
Also, on about two occasions, his Abuja home was besieged by the Nigerian Police over alleged crimes. How the senator jumped out of a moving vehicle and later landed in a hospital in Abuja, was the stuff of high drama.
But amid all that, Melaye, who later dumped the APC for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the end of the National Assembly election, emerged winner of Kogi West senatorial seat to the chagrin of his detractors.
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