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BREAKING: Tribunal nullifies Dino Melaye's election as Senator.

An election tribunal sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State,  has nullified the election of Dino Melaye, senator  representing Kogi West.     
The tribunal ordered a fresh election to be  conducted in the senatorial district. 
 Mr Melaye's closest rival, Smart Adeyemi of the  APC, had challenged his victory at the tribunal.   
Mr Melaye was first elected to the House of  Representatives  Kabba/ljumu federal constituency. He served  two terms and later won election as a senator in  2015. He was declared winner of the February  2019 to serve another term in the Senate. 
 Mr Melaye in June confirmed he would be  contesting the forthcoming governorship  election in Kogi State. The Kogi governorship  election holds on November 16. 
 If he emerges as PDP candidate, the senator will  go head-to-head with his bitter rival and current  governor of the state, Yahaya Bello. This also  depends on if the ruling APC decides to field the  governor as its candidate. 
 Mr Melaye is being prosecuted by the police for  allegedly aiding violence in Kogi and for  allegedly attempting to commit suicide while  being taken to Kogi by the police

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