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Dino Melaye’s recall is a waste of time – Senate

Kogi West Voters recalling Senator Dino Melaye from the Nigerian Senate

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigerian yesterday described the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the National Assembly as an exercise in futility, adding that it is a waste of time.

According to the senate, the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is aware of the process of recall which must be followed.

The senate also noted that the process followed by INEC so far regarding the senator’s recall was not in line with the laid down procedures in the constitution.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has yesterday sued INEC to court, asking the court to stop the electoral body from proceeding with Melaye’s recall.

Senator Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye

The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/601/2017 was filed by APC and other plaintiffs including; (Alhaji  Haddy Ametuo, Hon. Shaibu Osune, S.T Adejo, Comrade Yahaya Ade Ismail, Chief Gbenga Ashagun, Ahovi S. Ibrahim, Ghali ND Usman, Isa Abubakar, I. Molemodile, Abubakr M. Adamu and Daniel Sekpe) at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.

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Based on the recall time table recently released by INEC, the recall process was suppose to start on July 10.

INEC timetable for Dino's recall

INEC timetable for Dino’s recall

INEC timetable for Dino's recall

INEC timetable for Dino’s recall

Senator Dino Melaye has also through Chief Mike Ozekhome sued INEC in an attempt to stop the recall.

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