The petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye which has already gotten 52.3% signatures, has been received by INEC.
It has been revealed that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has received the 188,588 signatures out of the 360,098 registered voters in Kogi West representing 52.3% percent required for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye.
According to Vanguard, reports have it that six bags contained the signatures of the electorates were submitted to the electoral body on Wednesday.
Recall that on Monday, the Special Adviser to the state governor on political affairs, Mr. Pius Kolawole had announced the results of collated signatures in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district.
He had said that the collation of signatures of voters to that effect was carried out successfully on June 17. Kolawole had also commended the voters in the district for turning out en mass for the exercise, saying that Section 69 of the 1999 constitution backed their action.
“In 2015, we voted for Dino and now we are using the same method to return him home,” he had said.
Announcing the result of the collation, the Returning Officer, Mr. Adamu Yusuf had also said that 188, 588 out of the 360,098 in the senatorial district endorsed Melaye’s recall.
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