Kogi INEC announce commencement date for Sen Melaye’s recall


The Kogi state Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday released the date for the commencement of the recall of the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Professor James Apam who disclosed this said this was necessary after appeal court said it could continue.
The electoral body therefore fixed the last Saturday of April as the verification date.
INEC also fixed first Saturday in the month of May as the day that a referendum would be conducted in line with the electoral laws.
Speaking at a stakeholder’s forum in Lokoja, Prof Apam shared: “On this day, the commission will endeavour to invite all those who have signed the recall register to come forward and identify their signature.”
He added, “if this process is successful, the commission will proceed to the next stage where a referendum of all registered voters would be conducted.
“Here, voters will be asked to vote either yes or no to the question of whether they want Senator Dino Melaye recalled.”
He said that “if the answer was able to meet the constitutional requirements of 51 percent yes, the process moves to the next stage but if it fails, the process stops,” Apam explained.
Recall that the appeal court had last week threw out Senator Dino Melayes suit challenging the move to recall him.
Melaye also vowed to take his appeal to the Supreme Court in order to stop INEC from proceeding with the process.

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