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Adeyemi Replaces Melaye As Senate Committee Chairman On Aviation

Dino Melaye                                                                                                                           Smart Adeyemi



The lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district within the National Assembly, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has been named as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation.

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, introduced this on Friday over the last plenary session for 2019.

Senator Adeyemi replaces Senator Dino Melaye who held the place till he left the Senate.

The Red Chamber of the National Assembly, thereafter, adjourned plenary till January 28, 2020.

READ ALSO: Adeyemi Unseats Melaye, Wins Kogi West Senatorial District Election


Senator Adeyemi unseated Senator Melaye on November 30 to return to the Senate for a 3rd time period, after a Court of Appeal in Abuja dismissed an attraction filed by Melaye difficult the nullification of his victory within the common elections.

In line with the order of the courtroom, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) carried out a contemporary election on November 16.

INEC was, nonetheless, compelled to conduct a supplementary ballot after the rerun election failed to provide a winner because it was mentioned to have been marred by violence and different electoral malpractices.

Although the outcomes of the ballot favoured Senator Adeyemi who polled 80,118 votes as in opposition to Senator Melaye’s 59,548 votes, the returning officer had mentioned that he was constrained by regulation to declare a winner.

At the tip of the supplementary train, the electoral umpire returned Senator Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the winner of the election.

He lawmaker polled a complete of 88,373 votes to beat Senator Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 62,133 votes.

Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) got here third within the ballot with 659 votes and was trailed by John Olabode and Adeyemi Taiwo of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP) who polled 262 and 119 votes respectively.

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