Constituents submit petition to recall Malaye

Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye

He said that the petition, which had signatures of more than 52 per cent of the electorate in the area, was submitted at the office of INEC Chairman.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday received signatures from the electorates in Kogi West Senatorial District demanding the recall of lawmaker representing the zone, Dino Melaye from the Senate.

"In according 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".

Leader of the delegation who addressed journalists said they have met with the constitutional requirement of 51.1 percent to recall Melaye. Since he won his election and the legal battle at the court, he is no longer reachable. "I know people say the enemy of my enemy is my friend but in this case what we are seeing is the determination of the people".

The Nation recalls that the process to recall the Kogi West Senator gathered momentum on Sunday, June 11 with the mobilisation of prospective signatories.

He said that no fewer than 180,500 registered voters out of the 360,000 of them in the senatorial district had endorsed the recall of the senator.

Though, the lawmaker from the upper legislative chamber appeared active and controversial in the Senate, however, the constituent insisted on his recall.

NAN had quoted Yusuf as saying that with this, the next move is to submit the document to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the next action.

Senator Dino Melaye has mocked Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for purportedly sponsoring a move to recall him from the Nigerian Senate.

The Director of Publicity and Voter Education at the commission, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, was not available to react to the submission of the petition.

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