INEC writes Melaye, Begins Recall Process July 3
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate.
It said that the decision to inform Melaye was taken at its meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, where the petition submitted by voters in Kogi West Senatorial District was considered.
The commission also said that it would issue a notice to the petitioners and Melaye on July 3, on when it would begin the verification of the signatures of those who signed the notice.
INEC’s National Commissioner and member Information and Voter Education Committee, Madam Mohammed Haruna, disclosed the commission’s decision in a statement in abuja.
Aggrieved voters from Melaye’s constituency were the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday where they presented their petition on their demand for the recall of the senator.
Haruna said, “INEC has held its regular weekly meeting today and considered the petition submitted by wole registered voters from Kogi west senatorial district to kickstart the process of recalling senator Dino Melaye.
“In according with the INEC guidelines for the recall of members of the National Assembly, the commission has finally acknowledged the receipt of the petition to the petitioners representatives and has conveyed a letter notifying Senator Dino Melaye of our receipt of the petition.
“The next step is to verify that the petitioners are registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district.
“INEC will on July 3, 2017 issue public notice stating dates, time, location and other details for the verification of the exercise.”