INEC Releases Fresh Timetable for Melaye’s Recall Process


By Onyebuchi Ezigbo and Cynthia Ndukwu in Abuja

The Independent National Electroral Commision (INEC) yesterday issued a fresh timetable for the recall of the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye.

The process is now to start  from October 3rd with the issuance of notice of recall and end on October 14 with the conduct of verification in all poling units in the Kogi West district.

INEC had earlier set date for the commencement of the recall process as requested by some electorate from Kogi West constituency but the Federal High Court in Abuja granted an injunction temporarily stopping the process.

In a statement signed by the Secretary of the commission, Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu , the commission said: “Further to the statement by the independent national electoral commission issued on September 12, 2017, the commission today issued an amended timetable and schedule activities pursuant to  the petition for the recall of senator Dino Melaye.                                              

In fixing the timeline for the verification, sufficient time has been provided for the senator to study the petition and accompanying materials to effectively prepare for the verification exercise in accordance with the order of the Federal High Court. Abuja.”