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INEC releases date for commencement of Melaye's recall

INEC releases date for commencement of Melaye's recall

- With the timetable now out, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plans over Dino Melaye's recall

- The timetable was released on Monday, July 3, days after INEC acknowledged receipt of the constituents' complaints

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the commencement of the recall of Senator Dino Melaye.

The timetable shows INEC would verify the constituents’ signatures on August 19 and publish the results immediately.

Melaye, who represents Kogi West district at the Senate, is facing the recall even though he recently went to court demanding that the action be stopped.

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INEC’s timetable was released on Monday, July 3, days after it said it received a petition from Melaye’s constituents demanding his release.

Premium Times reports that the spokesperson of INEC, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said in a telephone call earlier: “Yes, it is true we received a letter from his lawyer but that is just an intention to go to court, the case has not been heard so you can’t say we should stop our process because he wants to go to court.

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“He can go to court and pursue whatever he wants to, but we’ll go on with our process.”

See the timetable below:

INEC releases date for commencement of Melaye's recall

The timetable. Credit: Premium Times

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported earlier that some top Nigerians standing for the Yoruba speaking part of Kogi have disowned the signatures collected to recall Senator Dino Melaye.

Under the Okun Development Initiative, a socio-cultural association, the top leaders said the recall was the result of misguided advice.

It was learnt that who stood in support of Melaye include former minister for Justice and Attorney General of Federation, Chief Bayo Ojo, Professor Eyitayo Lambo, General David Jemibowon (rtd), Tunde Ipinmisho and General Julius Oshanopin.

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