Dino Melaye INEC vows to proceed with Senator’s recall according to law

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, recently said the commission would not be discouraged by obstacles in following the recall process.

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The Independent National Electoral Corruption has said it is not backing off in the process to recall Senator Dino Melaye despite the hurdles poised by the court cases.

The Senator representing Kogi West's recall process has been delayed as a result of a legal tussle since INEC made the move to recall Melaye following due process over three months ago.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, recently said the commission would not be discouraged by obstacles in following the recall process.

Yakubu made this known while speaking at the quarterly consultative meeting at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

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INEC officials at the National Assembly to serve Senator Dino Melaye with recall notice

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He said: “There was a pronouncement on Thursday last week on the matter and everything has been taking to the court of appeal. We are waiting to be served with court documents and the commission will take a decision today.”

Continuing, Yakubu said: “Ultimately, election and recall are legal processes and we will not violate the laws of this country but I want to assure you that we will proceed courageously.

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“Citizens must have the right to recall anybody as long as the process is in conformity with the law of this country and I am committed to that.

We have not released the schedule of activities for the elections. Anything that anybody does is illegal before the law. They should wait for the timetable of the election.”

The lawmaker was reported to have tried evading the officials of INEC in an attempt to avoid being served with a notice in regard to the ongoing recall process against him by his constituents.

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