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My sacking, miscarriage of justice —Melaye

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye has described the ruling of the Kogi West National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal as a total miscarriage of justice.

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Mr Melaye stated this on Friday after the tribunal nullified his victory in the March 22 election and ordered a fresh election.

According to him, the judgement was full of importation of information that was alien to the case.

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In a statement, he said his legal team was already studying the judgement, adding that he would appeal it.

He said he was confident that the Appeal Court would upturn the judgement of the lower tribunal.

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Mr Melaye said, “I, however, commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice”

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“I have confidence in the Appeal Court to right the wrongs as contained in the pronouncements of the judgement.”

“I also want to tell those jubilating that their jubilation will be short-lived.”

He also appealed to his teeming supporters to remain calm as their mandate is safe and secure and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.

“Our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail,” Mr Melaye stated.

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