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CONFIRMED: INEC receives signed petition for Melaye’s recall




The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received a signed petition from voters in Kogi West Senatorial District demanding the recall of Dino Melaye from the National Assembly.

According to Sahara Reporters, the document, addressed to Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, was submitted on Wednesday and marked received the same day.

The Kogi State government says 188,588 voters, representing 52.3 per cent of the total number of registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district, approved Melaye’s recall from the Senate.


His constituents said they voted for him to represent them at the Senate and now they are using the same method to call him back home.

The submission of the petition is in line with the requirement in Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution that “A member of the Senate or of the House Representatives may be recalled as such a member if – (a) there is presented to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission a petition in that behalf signed by more than one-half of the persons registered to vote in that member’s constituency alleging their loss of confidence in that member”.

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