More Trouble For Melaye As INEC Begins Recall Process On Saturday
The drama involving Senator Dino Melaye is still ongoing.
Melaye is currently at the National Hospital in Abuja receiving treatment after attempting to evade arrest and arraignment on Tuesday.
While that situation continues to unfold, the senator is expected to face another battle.
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced it will begin signature verification for the recall of Melaye
The verification exercise would take place in the seven local government areas that make up Kogi West senatorial district.
The electoral body’s commissioner supervising Kogi, Kwara and Nassarawa states, Mohammed Haruna, said on Wednesday in Lokoja that INEC would ensure the process was followed through as spelt out by the law.
“INEC has absolutely no interest in who wins or loses," he explained.
He urged all concerned to adhere strictly with the laid down process as spelt out by the laws.
On his part, the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor James Apam, said that over 50% of the constituents must affirm that their signature or thumbprint must be verified by INEC national in the 560 polling units in the area.
According to him, the process will be undertaken across the 560 wards of Kogi West, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.WATCH: Buhari has the right to contest again... Nigerians speak