Kogi West: INEC Swings into Action on Dino Melaye Recall, Notifies the Senator

 To issue public notice on signature verification  July 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday dispatched a letter Senator Dino Melaye notifying him that it had received a petition for his recall.

Mallam Mohammed Haruna, National Commissioner & Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a press statement, said the commission would inform the public on July 3 giving details of the verification exercise it plans to carry out to certify the genuineness of the signatures.

The Kogi State Government had announced few days ago that 188,588 voters, representing 52.3 per cent of the total number of registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district had approved the recall of Melaye from the senate.

The Special Adviser to the state governor on political affairs, Mr Pius Kolawole, announced this on Monday in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district. He said that the collation of signatures of voters to that effect was carried out successfully on June 17.
Full text of the statement…

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held its regular weekly meeting today and considered the petition submitted by some registered voters from Kogi West Senatorial District to kickstart the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye.

In accordance with the INEC guidelines for the recall of members of the National Assembly, the Commission has formally acknowledged the receipt of the petition to the petitioners’ representatives and has conveyed a letter notifying Senator Melaye of our receipt of the petition.   

The next step is to verify that the petitioners are registered voters in the Kogi West Senatorial District.  INEC will, on the 3rd of July, 2017 issue a public notice stating the day(s), time, location and other details for the verification exercise.

*Mallam Mohammed Haruna

National Commissioner & Member, Information and Voter Education Committee

Thursday 22 June, 2017.

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