Dino Melaye, Nigerian politician and member of the eighth senate, has hosted seven evicted housemates who featured in the 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality TV show at his Abuja home.


The team of ex-housemates including Gedoni; Jackye; KimOprah; Ella; Joe; Nelson and Jeff, were at Melaye’s Abuja residence on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

The senator, who represents the Kogi west senatorial district, took to his social media platforms to share a clip of himself alongside the reality TV stars.

He also thanked the team for the visit.


“Thank you evicted BBN crew for coming around today,” he wrote.

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Evicted BBN crew visited me Today. Thank you all for coming around

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In August, the Kogi state national assembly/state assembly election tribunal had sacked Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west.


It also ordered a fresh election in the senatorial district over claims made by Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the February 26 election.

Adeyemi had approached the tribunal and challenged Melaye’s victory on the grounds that there were cases of irregularities including over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral act.

“We’ve decided to fight the results of the elections in the tribunal court because constitutional injustices must not be allowed to stand,” Adeyemi wrote.

Melaye, while reacting to the tribunal’s decision, said there was no cause for alarm. He added that efforts are already in place to appeal the judgement in court and secure his mandate.


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