News Update: Recall of senator Dino Melaye failed

The constitutional requirements and percentage to effect the recall of Sen Dino Melaye by the petitioners could not be met,”consequently and in the light of the of the above, haven’t failed to meet the constitutional requirements by law, INEC, declared the petition as failed, invalid, and ineffective.”

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the results released at the INEC office, Lokoja, in the early hours of Sunday said only 5.34% signatures was verified.

According to Resident Electoral Commissioner from Benue State, Professor Ukertor Gabriel, the total number of registered voters in Kogi West was 351, 140.

The total number of petitioners’ signatures collated for recall was 189, 870, while only 20,868 signatory were present for accreditation.

The commissioner added is also not qualified for a referendum)which could have been the next stage after the constitutional requirements and percentage to effect the recall of Sen Dino Melaye.

Below is the result details.

LOKOJA LGA

Total Numbers Of Registered Voters – 109,105
Total Numbers Of Signatures On The Petition – 66,266.
Total Numbers Of Signatures At Verification – 4,810.
Total Numbers Of Signatares Verified – 3,763.

YAGBA WEST LGA

Total Numbers Of Registered Voters – 35,506
Total Numbers Of Signatures On The Petition – 19,444
Total Numbers Of Signatures At Verification – 4,221
Total Numbers Of Signatories Verified – 3,729.

KOTON KARFE LGA

Total Numbers Of Registered Voters – 46,727.
Total Numbers Of Signatures On The Petitions – 24,459.
Total Numbers Of Signatures At Verification – 2,566.
Total Numbers Of Signatures Verified – 2, 335.

KABBA BUNU LGA

Total Numbers Of Registered Voters – 59,319
Total Numbers Of Signatures On The Petitions – 27,910
Total Numbers Of Signatories At Verification – 2,151
Total Numbers Of Signat7S Verified – 2,085.

IJUMU

Total Numbers Of Registered Voters – 46,810.
Total Numbers Of Signature On The Petition – 24,389.
Total Numbers Of Signatures At Verification – 2,811.
Total Numbers Of Signatures Verified – 2,664.

YAGBA EAST

Total Number Of Registered Voters – 35,329.
Total Numbers Of Signature On The Petition – 18,229.
Total Numbers Of Signatures At Verification – 3,580.
Total Numbers Of Signatures Verified – 3,506.

MOPA AMURO

Total Numbers Of Registered Voters – 18, 350 Total Numbers Of Signatures On The Petition – 9,173.
Total Numbers Of Signatures At Verification – 729.
Total Numbers Of Signataries Verified – 710.

There was violence in Mopa Amuro towards the end of the exercise. Six polling units were reportedly affected. As a result, the exercise in six out of the 10 wards in the LGA were cancelled.

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