Dino Melaye is at the moment, Nigeria’s most troubled politician.

His job is on the line after thousands of signatures were allegedly collected against him by his employees to back a petition demanding his recall.

But he is not taking it face down.

On Sunday, he told newsmen in Lokoja that the signatures allegedly collected to influence his recall and forwarded to INEC were forged.

He said his investigations had shown that even dead men signed the recall across the seven area councils of the senatorial district.

He also insisted that the process was fraudulent.

Speaking through one of his legislative aides, Abubakar Sadiq, the embattled senator said he remains duly elected.

According to him, the name of a former governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, late Chief Rotimi Obadofin precisely from Iya-Gbede axis was on the list.

“Let me also sound authoritatively that here in Lokoja Local Government Council, several others whose names and signatures appeared on the list of the signatories to this failed exercise were identified and known to us as being dead long before now.

“Such people like late Abdullahi Abubakar, his immediate younger sister late Halima Lawal Abubakar and Ibrahim Adama of Unit Code 021, Adankolo Ring Road in Ward ‘A’, Lokoja Local Government Council.

“Also one late Salihu Black of Gegu-Beki town, Kogi Local Government Council who until his death was a biology teacher in Government Secondary School, Koton-Karfe, also appended his signature on the recall list,” Melaye said.