INEC notifies Dino Melaye of recall petition, set for verification exercise

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[Abuja]–The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has conveyed a letter to Senator Dino Melaye notifying him of receipt of a petition from his constituents seeking his recall.

Daily Trust reported that INEC national commissioner, Malam Mohammed Haruna made this known after the regular weekly meeting of the commission yesterday in Abuja.

He said the management of INEC considered the petition submitted by some registered voters from Kogi West Senatorial District to start the process of recalling Senator 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 Melaye of our receipt of the petition,” Haruna said.

He explained that the next step is to verify that the petitioners are registered voters in Kogi West Senatorial District, adding that: “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.”

The petition to recall Melaye was submitted to INEC on Wednesday by his constituents, who claimed to have gathered more than 50.1 per cent of signatures required to begin the recall process.

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