BREAKING: INEC suspends Melaye’s recall
- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye
- Melaye’s constituents had requested INEC to recall him from the Senate
- The court had last week asked the INEC to maintain status quo pending the determination of the case
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would halt the process of recalling Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west in the Senate.
Cable reports that a national commissioner of the commission Adedeji Soyebi, who disclosed this on Thursday July 13, said the decision was in line with a court ruling.
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Legit.ng gathered that last week, the federal high court, Abuja asked INEC and Melaye to maintain “status quo” pending the determination of a suit filed by Melaye to challenge the process.
Soyebi said INEC would appeal the ruling.
Legit.ng had previously reported that an Abuja High Court stopped the recall of the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye who is battling a recall crises in Kogi state.
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Legit.ng also reported that INEC on Tuesday July 11 announced that the verification exercise for the ongoing Senator Melaye's recall process will take place on August 19
Watch this Legit.ng TV video of the recall process for Dino Melaye: