The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye has described the ruling of the Kogi West National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal nullifying his victory in the March 22 election as a miscarriage of justice.

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja, the state capital on Friday sacked Melaye as the Senator for Kogi West and ordered a fresh election for the senatorial district.

Reacting to the judgement, Melaye through a statement said his legal team was already studying the judgment with a view to appeal it.

The lawmaker expressed confidence that the appellate court would upturn the judgement of the lower tribunal which he said was full of importation of information that was alien to the case. 

“I however commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the Tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice? 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 while appealing to my teeming supporters to remain calm as their mandate is safe and secure and cannot be taken through any mischievous means.

“However, our legal team is already working on appealing the judgment and I assure all that justice will prevail,” the statement read.