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Senator Dino Melaye Remains As Recall Process Fails, INEC


The attempt to recall Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye has failed after the verified signatories to the petition for his recall fell short of requirements. For the verification excercise to succeed, 50% plus one of the signatories to the petition had to be verified.

However based on the results announced by Professor Ukertor Gabriel Moti, the declaration officer for the exercise held in the senatorial district on Saturday, only 18742 of the 189,870 were verified.

Professor Ukertor Gabriel Moti, affirmed that the information on verification of signatures to the petition for the recall of Senator Dino David Melaye of Kogi West Senatorial District as taken place on this day, 28th day of April 2018, and that the verified signatures is 5.34% of the total number of registered voters in the constituency and has therefore not satisfied a requirement of the law for a referendum.