INEC Kicks Off Dino Melaye’s Recall Process To The Senate

A stakeholder meeting took place today at Hope Confluence Hotel Hall, Lokoja, Kogi State to begin the recall/verification process of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West. According to the INEC’s Resident Electoral Officer in Kogi, Prof. James I Apam, the verification process will be carried out on the 28th of April while the result of the will be announced on the 29th of April.
He went on to say, “on the appointed day, d verification shall commence at 8:00am and end at 2:00pm in the PU’s in d Senatorial District provided all petitioners are on the queue by 2:00 pm. Only those who signed the petition are expected to turn up at their PU’s for verification. It is important to state that, according to the constitution and the Electoral Act, the petition would only be said to have been verified if at least 50% plus one of the Signatures or thumb prints of the Registered voters in the Constituency are verified. We’ve concluded all arrangements in line with our schedule of activities and are set for the exercise. Ad-hoc staff have been trained at the State and Local government levels and materials procured and sent to RACs ready for movement to the PUs on the day of verification.”

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