The election tribunal in Kogi State  has sacked Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district.

In a judgement delivered on Friday, the tribunal ordered a fresh election in the district  citing over voting and non adherence to the electoral acts.

The All Progessives congress Candidate (APC), Senator Smart Adeyemi, approached the tribunal to challenge Melaye’s victory, citing, irregularities, over-voting and non compliance with the electoral acts. His grounds were however accepted by the a 3-man Panel led by Justice A.O Chijoke.

They have therefore ruled in favour of the APC’ Candidate petition for a rerun of the election in the senatorial district.