Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dino Melaye's Recall: INEC Draws Battle Line, Fires Hot Response To Senate

As the saga over the recall of senator Dino Melaye gains momentum, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the only thing that can stop the recall as demanded by the constituents of Kogi west, is a legitimate court order.

According to Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, INEC’s actions were being guided by the provisions of the constitution and the Electoral Act; and filing a lawsuit is not enough to stop the process. He stated that;

''The constituents came with sacks of documents which they said were `the signatures’ of more than half of the voting population of Kogi West Senatorial District, which Melaye represents.

“They also presented a register of the said signatories and a letter, asking INEC to begin the process of recalling the senator representing that particular district.

“Subsequently, the Commission, in the exercise of the powers conferred on it by Sections 116 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), on Monday issued a timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of the senator.

“Only a legitimate court order or an injunction can be considered by the commission.'' He concluded.

You can  also read: Video: I Have Over 120 Death Certificates Of People Who Signed My Recall - Dino Melaye Tells Senate

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