An Appeal Court in Abuja has upheld the decision of the election petitions tribunal that nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye.
The appeal court on Friday, October 11, 2019, affirmed the ruling of the tribunal and, therefore, nullified the election of Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party.
In his reaction to the judgement, Melaye said that the court had ordered fresh elections in his senatorial constituency. He went on to call on his supporters to be law-abiding and assured them that they would overcome. He tweeted:
“I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and Fresh election ordered. In all things, I give God the praise. He who started a good thing will definitely complete it. I ask my supporters to be law-abiding as we shall always overcome. To God be the Glory.”
I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and Fresh election ordered. In all things I give God the Praise. He who started a good thing will definitely complete it. I ask my supporters to be law abiding as we shall always overcome. To God be the Glory.
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) October 11, 2019
Meanwhile, Melaye made headlines few weeks ago after he took to his social media page to outline some grammatical blunders made by Nigerians.
The popular senator who is known for many things in Nigeria, took to his Twitter page to show off his English speaking skills by teaching Nigerians the correct way to speak the foreign language.