INEC to continue with Melaye’s recall process, despite court order

Despite a court ruling asking it to maintain status quo, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would continue the process to recall Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, Premium Times reports.

Rotimi Oyekanmi, media aide to the Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this Friday, said it was yet to be served with the court papers putting the process on hold.

A Federal High Court in Abuja had ordered parties involved to maintain status quo.

Oyekanmi however said the commission would go ahead with the process since it has not been served the papers.

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“I asked our Director of Legal services this afternoon and she told me she had not received any court paper. I wouldn’t know if she eventually got the papers between then and now (7.52pm). If we are not served with the papers it means we will continue with the process,” he said.

According to the timetable released by INEC, the notice of verification would be posted at the commission’s constituency office in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital on July 10.

The commission also said it would verify the signatures of those calling for the recall on August 19 and publish the results same day.

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