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Kogi West: What Nigerians want Melaye to do after losing Senate seat – Poll

Kogi West: What Nigerians want Melaye to do after losing Senate seat – Poll

It’s no more news that Senator Dino Melaye who represented Kogi West at the eighth Senate is no longer a federal lawmaker. Though he won his re-election bid to represent the senatorial district during the general elections, he was sacked following a petition filed by his closest rival in the poll, Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The appeal court sacked Melaye who was voted on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ordered another election. The fresh election which was conducted on Saturday, November 16 was eventually declared inconclusive and a rerun was followed up on Saturday, November 30. In the end, the APC’s Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to defeat Melaye who scored 62,133 votes.
Unsurprisingly, Senator Melaye has vowed to challenge the election in court. Should the defeated senator go to court as he vowed to do or accept defeat and move on? Legit.ng asks Nigerians in a poll conducted via our Facebook and Twitter platform. Below is the result: Though the margin of difference is close, the majority of the respondents advised Melaye to accept defeat. On Facebook, out of the over 5000 respondents who voted in the poll, 57% advised Melaye to accept defeat while 43% advised him to challenge the election in the court.

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