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13 Sep 2017

INEC Gives Update On Melaye's Recall, To Release Timetable On Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will release a fresh timetable for the process of recalling the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial zone, Senator Dino Melaye, on Monday, next week.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had, on Monday, dismissed the suit Melaye filed, challenging the validity of a process by his constituents to recall him The court also ordered the Commission to proceed with the recall process.

The electoral umpire stated this in a statement released on Tuesday in Abuja.

The statement read: “It will be recalled that in obedience to an interlocutory order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, given on July 6, 2017, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stayed all actions relating to the petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

“Judgment in the suit was delivered yesterday, September 11, 2017. All legal hurdles have now been cleared and the recall process can now proceed as envisaged by the Constitution, the Electoral Act and the extant INEC guidelines and regulations.

“Accordingly, and in compliance with the orders of the court, the commission will release a revised timetable and schedule of activities on Monday September 18, 2017.

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