INEC begins Dino Melaye’s recall process

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Senator Dino Melaye is wanted by the police in Abuja, Kogi
Senator Dino Melaye
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Senator Dino Melaye has tried to stall his recall process by approaching the court

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission has resumed the recall process of the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye.

An INEC National Commissioner and member of the Information and Voter Education Committee (VEC), Mallam Mohammed Haruna, said in a statement on Tuesday that the commission would release a revised timetable and schedule of activities on September 18, 2017 in compliance with the orders of the court.

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Haruna explained that the Commission was acting on the judgment delivered at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on 6 July, 2017.

“It will be recalled that in obedience to an interlocutory order of the Federal High Court, Abuja given on 6th July, 2017 the Independent National Electoral Commission stayed all actions relating to the petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

INEC’s press statement stating that Dino Melaye’s recall process is back in the mix

“Judgment in the suit was delivered yesterday, September 11, 2017.

“All legal hurdles have now been cleared and the recall process can now proceed as envisaged by the constitution, the Electoral Act and the extant INEC guidelines and regulation.

“Accordingly, and in compliance with the orders of the court, the commission will release a revised timetable and schedule of activities on Monday, September 18, 2017.”

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