MELAYE IN TROUBLE! Over 50% Kogi West Voters Endorse Recall
Has Dino Melaye used up his nine lives?
Have his political rivals finally come up with a strategy he cannot counter? Have they finally gotten his criptonite?
The outspoken and controversial politician is knee deep in trouble.
The returning officer for the recall of the serving lawmaker, Adamu Yusuf, while announcing the figure at the All Progressives Congress State Secretariat in Lokoja, explained 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.
Yusuf while giving a breakdown noted that for Yagba East – of 35,331 registered voters, 18, 374 (52%) signed the recall of the serving lawmaker.
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 of 35, 966 registered voters; 20,029 signed representing 55.7%.
Lokoja local government recorded the highest with 63, 736 (54.8%) voters recalling the senator of 116, 296 registered voters.
For Koton Karfe 24,703 (52.77%) voters penned their signature while in Ijumu of 46,819 registered voters, 24, 238 depicting 51.8% passed a vote of no confidence on the senator.
”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 added.
Did I hear you say Jagaban never forgets?