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BREAKING: INEC begins Dino Melaye’s recall process

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has commenced the recall process of the senator representing Kogi West , Dino Melaye .INEC on Wednesday announced the commencement of verification exercise of voters in his constituency .

This follows the Appeal Court ruling which gave INEC the go – ahead to carry out the exercise .

The exercise , scheduled for Saturday , April 28 th , is in line with the constitutional provision that 50 + 1 registered voter must be confirmed to have signed the recall petition register .

The Kogi State resident electoral commissioner, Prof . James Apam , in a press conference on Wednesday in Lokoja said that the Commission had put all necessary modalities in place to ensure a hitch- free exercise .

“The verification exercise , which is the first in the line of activities to be carried out in a recall process, will be done on 28 th April, 2018 in 560 polling units in the Kogi West Senatorial District , ” he said.

Apam said that the result of the exercise would be announced on Sunday when collation is expected to have been concluded .

According to him , “The result of the verification exercise would determine whether or not to proceeded to the next stage , which is referendum. ”

Senator Dino Melaye , who is currently in police custody on charges bordering on alleged gun running , have also been having a running battle with the Kogi State Government .

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The resident electoral commissioner said that Senator Dino Melaye has been duly informed, while stakeholders ’ meeting was held on the 25 th of April to inform them of these processes.

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