Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday said it has informed Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye about the process of his recall.
The electoral body disclosed that the decision to notify the Senator of the demand of his people was taken at its meeting held in Abuja.
The Commission said the meeting was held following its receipt of petition submitted by voters in Melaye’s zone which was deliberated on.
INEC’s National Commissioner and member Information and Voter Education Committee, Mohammed Haruna, made the disclosure in Abuja.
Haruna said INEC would issue a notice to Melaye on July 3, on when it would begin the verification of the signatures of those who signed the petition.
According to Haruna, “INEC has held its regular weekly meeting today and considered the petition submitted by whole registered voters from Kogi West senatorial district to kickstart the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye.
“In accordance with the INEC guidelines for the recall of members of the National Assembly, the Commission has finally acknowledged the receipt of the petition to the petitioners representatives and has conveyed a letter notifying Senator Dino Melaye of our receipt of the petition.
“The next step is to verify that the petitioners are registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district.
“INEC will on July 3, 2017, issue public notice stating dates, time, location and other details for the verification of the exercise.” (Daily Post).