More Trouble For Dino Melaye, As INEC Fixes Date For The Immediate Sack Of The Kogi-Born Senator From The National Assembly

By Amako Nneji April 25, 2018 16:24

More Trouble For Dino Melaye, As INEC Fixes Date For The Immediate Sack Of The Kogi-Born Senator From The National Assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that it will commence the verification of signatures of those seeking the recall of the Senator representing Kogi-West, Dino Melaye, on April 28.

The embattled Senator is currently receiving treatment at the National Hospital, after allegedly jumping out of a moving vehicle, while being conveyed to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, to face criminal charges.

Post-Nigeria reports that INEC’s Federal Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, made the disclosure at a Stakeholders meeting, on Wednesday, in Lokoja, over the commencement of the recall process.

He explained that the verification exercise would hold in 552 polling units in seven Local Governments, under Kogi-West Senatorial District.

According to him, the verification will hold from 8am to 2pm, using the card reading machines to authenticate the voters cards of those that signed the recall petition.

“Only those who signed the petition are expected to turn up at their polling units for verification”, Mr. Haruna said.

Also speaking, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for the State, James Apam, stated that Local Observers would be allowed to monitor the exercise.

He explained, however, that the verification exercise will not hold in eight polling units, as no petition was received from them.

The REC said that no party agents would be allowed access to any of the polling units, adding that, the result of the exercise will be announced on April 29.

“We have concluded all arrangements in line with our schedule of activities and are set for the exercise.

“The ad-hoc staff have been trained at the State and Local Government levels, and materials procured and sent to the registration area centres ready for movement to the polling units on the day of verification”, Mr. Apam explained.

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