Posted on Wed 21 Jun 2017, 06:28 PM

Files of signatures of voters in Kogi west senatorial district for the recall of Dino Melaye were on Wednesday submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This is coming a few days after the collation of the signatures was concluded.

Six bags, which contained the signatures of 52.3 percent of the electorates from the zone and other petitions, were submitted to the Commission

On Monday, Pius Kolawole, special adviser on political affairs to Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, announced that 188,588 voters, in Kogi west senatorial district, approved the recall of Melaye from the senate.

According to the electoral act, one-half of the number of registered voters in a constituency is required for the recall of a lawmaker.

There are 360,098 registered voters in Kogi west and the number — 188,588 – represents a little more than one-half required for a lawmaker’s recall.

The planned recall of Melaye is the latest twist in his face-off with Bello.  However, the lawmaker has said the attempt to have him recalled will fail.


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