We Are Not Aware Of Move For Dino Melaye's Recall – INEC

We Are Not Aware Of Move For Dino Melaye's Recall – INEC

 Independent National Electoral Commission says it is not aware of any moves to recall Senator Dino Malaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

The body’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP), Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, made this known on Thursday.

He explained that a petition signed by at least 50 per cent of the registered voters in that senatorial district must be submitted to the commission, to enable the recall of the Senator.

It is only when the petitioners get 50 per cent of the registered voters that they can submit a recall petition to the commission,” Osaze-Uzzi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

That is when INEC can commence the recall process, but we have not received such petition.’

He further said upon the receipt of such petition, the commission would also embark on a verification, to ascertain whether the recall petition was actually signed by registered voters in that senatorial district.

The INEC official said in conducting the verification of the signatures, the commission would also need to inform the senator involved and the petitioner, to set a date for agents from both sides to be involved in the exercise. 

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