Recall Process Commences As INEC Writes Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye
Dino Melaye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said that it has formally written Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency – Kogi west to recall him from the Senate.

This was conveyed by the commission’s National Commissioner and member Information and Voter Education Committee, Madam Mohammed Haruna in Abuja.

According to INEC, a notice will be sent to the petitioners and Dino Melaye on July 3, informing them when it would begin the verification of the signatures of those who signed the notice.

Haruna said, “INEC has held its regular weekly meeting today and considered the petition submitted by whole registered voters from Kogi West senatorial district to kickstart the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye.

“In accordance with the INEC guidelines for the recall of members of the National Assembly, the Commission has finally acknowledged the receipt of the petition to the petitioners representatives and has conveyed a letter notifying Senator Dino Melaye of our receipt of the petition.
 

“The next step is to verify that the petitioners are registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district.

“INEC will on July 3, 2017, issue public notice stating dates, time, location and other details for the verification of the exercise.”

It will be recalled that signatures and petitions of members of Dino’s constituency which has seven local Government areas, was submitted to the commission yesterday.

The breakdown, as shown in the petition is: Yagba West, 55.7 percent; Lokoja, 54.8 per cent ; Kogi, 52.77 per cent; Yagba East, 52 per cent; Ijumu (Dino’s local government), 51.8 per cent; Mopa/Moro, 50.4 per cent and Kabba/ Bunu, 46.7 per cent.

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