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Dino Melaye 188,580 Electorates sign Senator’s recall register

The figure exceeds the 51.1% constitutional requirement for Dino Melaye's recall from the Senate.

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As part of requirements for Dino Melaye’s removal from the Senate, a total of 188,580 electorates have signed the recall register.

The returning officer for the recall, Adamu Yusuf stated this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) state secretariat in Lokoja on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Yusuf noted that out of 360,098 of the total registered voters of the seven western senatorial districts comprising Yagba, Mopa Muro, Kabba Bunu, Yagba East, Koton Karfe, Lokoja and Ijumu, 188, 588, signed the recall register constituting 52.3% of the voters in senatorial district.

According to him, Yagba East – out of 35,331 registered voters, 18, 374 (52%) signed the recall register of  Senator Melaye.

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Others are Mopa 18,356 voters (9,186 signed comprising 50.04%), Kabba-Bunu 60,522, voters (28,277 signed making 46.7%, and Yagba West out of 35, 966 registered voters 20,029 signed signifying 55.7%.

Lokoja local government recorded the highest with 63, 736 (54.8%) voters recalling the Senator out of 116, 296 registered voters, DailyPost reports.

For Koton Karfe 24,703 (52.77%) voters penned their signature while in Ijumu out of 46,819 registered voters, 24, 238 depicting 51.8% passed a vote of no confidence on the senator to represent them in the National Assembly.

“Going by the above figures, it is important to let Nigerians know that we have met the Constitutional requirements of 51.1%. Dino has failed to represent Kogi West so we are calling him back home,”  Yusuf said.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is not aware of any moves to recall Senator Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District.

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