Court to rule on Melaye’s recall on Sept 11

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on September 11, will decide if the process to recall Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye should be aborted.

Melaye had rushed to the court to stop the process after his constituents approved his recall.

The Independent National Electoral Commission was verifying the signatures on the recall documents.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Friday fixed the ruling for September 11.

Dimgba allowed the suits filed by Melaye and the All Progressives Congress to be consolidated, to avoid having conflicting judgments since the subject of both suits was similar.

The application to consolidate the APC suit to the one filed by Melaye was brought by counsel for the party, Mr O.D. Atoyebi.

Dimgba said that he was mindful to grant the application which was formerly before Justice John Tsoho, in order to avoid conflicting judgments.

He, therefore, directed the APC lawyer to serve all processes on all the parties.

INEC had received a petition from members of Melaye’s constituency demanding his recall.

Melaye, however, approached the court seeking an order stopping INEC from going ahead with the recall process.

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