By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
Some electorate from Kogi West senatorial district in Kogi State have asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to take sides in the ongoing move to recall the senator representing the area, Dino Melaye.
They said theyÂ suspect aÂ possible INEC’s complicity in the plot to recallÂ Melaye.
The group under the aegis of Concerned Kogi West Registered Voters, at a press conferenceÂ FridayÂ in Abuja, said the decision by the electoral body to go ahead with the recall in defiance of the cases in the courts amounts to prejudice.Â
The leader of the groupâ€Ž, GabrielÂ SundayÂ Olowosayo, said: “They had gone to court to challenge the forgery of their signatures in a desperate attempt to recall Senator Dino Melaye.â€Ž”
Olowosayo further noted that there wereâ€Ž gross violationÂ and several breaches of the Electoral Act and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by â€Žthose calling for Melaye’s recall, which was the reason they went to court.