See What Melaye’s Witnesses Did in Court


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The witnesses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the rerun Kogi West Senatorial election, Dino Melaye testified against him at the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on Monday.

Melaye had during the sitting said that he made himself available at all the 564 polling units on the election day.

Melaye, who was a member of the 8th National Assembly is challenging the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate, Smart Adeyemi  before the Election Tribunal led by Justice Isa Sambo on Monday.

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Some of Melaye’s polling agents had earlier testified against him before the tribunal that the election was candid, fair and violent-free.

When Melaye was asked by Adeyemi’s lawyer, Dr. Oladapo Otitoju, if he was aware of the testimonies his agents had given before the tribunal, the ex-lawmaker said his agents cannot speak for him just as he cannot also speak for them.

Speaking on the information about irregularities in the election, he said: ”I was everywhere on the election day in the 564 units.”

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When asked which polling unit Melaye voted and what was the result of the election, he told the tribunal that he could no longer remember, adding that he was not aware that the result was recorded in his polling unit.

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He was later showed the form EC8-D1 containing the result of the polling unit and was asked to read it but he claimed he could not see it clearly because his glasses got broken when the tribunal went on a short break.

After other arguments, the tribunal adjourned further sitting in the petition to April 21, 2020.

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