Mr. Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state Governor has hailed the Court of Appeal ruling that sacked Mr. Dino Melaye, a Senator from Kogi West.
Bello said the ruling confirms Dino did not win the Senatorial election, but stole the people mandate.
In a judgment delivered Friday morning, the Appeal court agreed with the lower tribunal which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in the senatorial district.
The governor in a statement by his spokesperson, Mohammed Onogwu, on Friday stated that it further vindicates his earlier position that the opposition PDP manipulated the elections.
Bello while congratulating the people of Kogi West Senatorial District, said time has come to reclaim Dino stolen Mandate.
The Governor said, he is confident that Smart Adeyemi will win Dino and collect his stolen mandate.