The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has released the timetable for Kogi West representative,Senator Dino Melaye recall process.
The process is set to start on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 with the posting of the notice of verification at the commission’s local government area office in Lokoja, Kogi State and end with the declaration of the outcome of the verification on April 29, 2018.”
Last week, the Court of Appeal threw out the senator’s suit challenging the move to recall him, but he had vowed to proceed to the Supreme Court in a bid to stop INEC from proceeding with the process.
INEC statement said, “Pursuant to the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division , delivered on March 16, 2018 , the Independent National Electoral Commission hereby issues this timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Kogi State.
“The process will begin on March 27, 2018, with the posting of the notice of verification at the commission ’s local government area office in Lokoja, Kogi State and end with the declaration of the outcome of the verification on April 29, 2018.”
The commission said, it was exercising its powers as conferred on it by “ Sections 69 and 110 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), Section 116 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf.”
It said that April 4 is set as the last day for submission of application by interested observers, while April 20 is set as the last day for the submission of the names of verification agents for the member sought to be recalled and the petitioners.
A stakeholders’ meeting for the matter is expected to hold on April 25 at INEC ’s state office; conduct of verification on April 28 in all polling units in the constituency and declaration of the outcome of verification on April 29 at the commission’s Local Government Area office in Lokoja.
signed by INEC Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu.
Details of INEC timetable