Nigerians react as court sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh senatorial election

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Nigerians have shared diverse opinions in reaction to the sack of Dino Melaye by the National Assembly Election Tribunal in Kogi State.

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DAILY POST had reported that the election of Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, at the Senate was nullified on Friday.

The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, accepted the election challenger’s ground and ordered for another election in the senatorial district.

Below are some reactions on Twitter:

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@007author, “Akpabio will be somewhere laughing hysterically at this news.”

@Itsedidiong, “Sorry sir. Take heart.”

@YusufMonday13, “Together we stand with you

@Dreamyman “His excellence, you have always be on the side of the people and it is our turn to be on your part. God will fight for you sir.”

@A-2Omaa, “Congratulations is all we your fans will keep telling u, for kogi, it koya for SDM as kogi Governor.

@Olaleye86364, “It is an attempt to frustrate your gubernatorial ambition. Stay focused. One love DINO.”

@Josephjake1, “No problem oga mi. You will still be the Gov. Dino for logo.”

@Ekondeyo, “God with you sir, mandate unshakable…. Ride on SDM.

@Remainloyal, “What’s yours would be yours God’s willing higher and Better you I pray.I like your courage and persvearance God is with you.

@Jonathanbawa, “We are praying for you….God will give you the opportunity to lead Kogite to a greater height.”

@Benaniekentein, “My political mentor, may God grant you your heart desires and you become the standard flag bearer in kogi state. I have been your boy for years now Sir and will continue to spread your news Sir. God bless your ambition.

@Abu_Abdul_Samad, “That is why I like you. You are like a pẹpẹ in a soup capable to spoil the whole cook but in real sense has no known nutrient added to the soup. How will this be fast track to supreme Court is all I am waiting for impatiently.”

@FreshMr, “All the best my ever mentor and leader of the people.”

@Icon_Ayodeji, “Democracy is in danger!!! Thr crew will soon arrive.”

@Jimosolz, “They are currently in their WhatsApp group on how to respond. Give them small time!”

@DeleAtiba1, “My eyes sef. I think I need glasses. What I first read was ‘Tinubu sacks Dino Melaye….’”

@Abd23k, “Dino is seen as enemy of the state and when the state is after you, only God can save. the question now is Dino on the good books of God?

@Bogumodede, “This is becoming very interesting, is he going to contest for two posts at the same time? Governorship on one front and Senate on the other.”

@ndprince24, “This is not my Nigeria,time to dismantle this entity or plantation called a country.”

@Joeydblackpen, “Jezu, haba na, can’t we just have rest. Well let the default response begin. Apc – this is victory for democracy, pdp – democracy has been truncated, we will appeal. Lawyers will be just be somewhere laughing out loud.”