INEC formally notifies Melaye of recall moves,  sets to verify signatures next month

Recall: INEC notifies Dino, set to verify signatures next month


By Omeiza Ajayi

ABUJA -The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has formally acknowledged receipt of a petition from some voters in Kogi West senatorial District for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye, saying it has notified the lawmaker of the development.
INEC National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna in a statement said the commission had deliberated on the issue during its weekly regular meeting held on Thursday.

“In accordance with the INEC guidelines for the recall of members of the National Assembly, the commission has formally acknowledge the receipt of of the petition to the petitioner’s representatives and has conveyed a letter notifying Senator Melaye of our receipt of the petition”, INEC said.

INEC added that the next step would be to verify that the petitioners are registered voters in the Kogi West Senatorial District.

Consequently, the commission said it will “on the 3rd of July, 2017 issue a public notice stating the day(s), time, location and other details for the verification exercise”.
Source: Vanguard 

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