INEC Unveils Process for Melaye’s Recall

0

* To begin verification of signatures July 10
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued timetable and schedule of activities leading to the recall of the Senator representing Kogi West district, Senator Dino Melaye.

In a statement issued yesterday evening and signed by Secretary to the commission, Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu, the commission said the process would begin on July 10 with the notice of commencement of verification exercise to be posted at the constituency (INEC LGA Office Lokoja) and end with the declaration of the outcome of the verification on August 19.

The INEC’s statement read: “In exercise of the powers conferred on the INEC (“the commission”) by Sections 69 and 110 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended); Section 116 of the Electoral, Act 2010 (as amended) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the commission hereby issues this timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Kogi State.

“The commission shall issue the timetable and schedule of activities for the conduct of referendum subject to the outcome of the verification exercise.”