INEC to continue Melaye’s recall process Monday

Wed Sep 13th, 2017 - Kogi

By Omeiza Ajayi

ABUJA— The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will on Monday continue with the recall processes of embattled Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye.

Sen. Dino Melaye

This was disclosed in a statement, yesterday, in Abuja, signed by its National Commissioner and member, Information and Voter Education Committee, IVEC, Mallam Mohammed Haruna.

According to the statement, “it will be recalled that in obedience to an interlocutory order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, given on July 6, 2017, INEC stayed all actions relating to the petition to recall Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.

“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 regulations.

“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.”

Reacting to Monday’s judgment on the issue, Senator Melaye said he was not bothered by it, saying the truth shall prevail in due course.




source: Vanguard