Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal led by Justice Kashim Kaigama has dismissed the petition filled Dino Melaye challenging the election of Smart Adeyemi as winner of Kogi West Senatorial re-run election in Kogi State.
The tribunal affirmed Adeyemi as winner of the election in a judgment delivered on Wednesday.
The tribunal held that the petitioner, Melaye, failed to prove beyond reasonable doubts that the November 16, 2019 was rigged in favour of Adeyemi.
Melaye had in his petition claimed he scored the highest number of valid votes cast and prayed the tribunal to declare him winner.
The petitioner and respondents are yet to react to the judgement but judging from the long rivalry between the two, analyst are betting in favour of the matter going all the way to Supreme Court.