Dino Melaye’s Recall: Signatures Of Voters Submitted To INEC|FortNews

Files of signatures of voters in Kogi west senatorial district for the recall of Dino Melaye were on Wednesday submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This is coming a few days after the collation of the signatures was concluded.

On Monday, Pius Kolawole, special adviser on political affairs to Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, announced that 188,588 voters, representing 52.3 percent of the total number of registered voters in Kogi west senatorial district, approved the recall of Melaye from the senate.

According to the electoral act, one-half of the number of registered voters in a constituency is required for the recall of a lawmaker.

There are 360,098 registered voters in Kogi west and the number — 188,588 – represents a little more than one-half required for a lawmaker’s recall.

The planned recall of Melaye is the latest twist in his face-off with Bello.  However, the lawmaker has said the attempt to have him recalled will fail.

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