- The Democratic Youth Congress says Senator Dino Melaye should be called to order
- The group states that the senator has brought embarrassment on the National Assembly by allegedly trying to escape lawful arrest
- Attempt to recall Dino Melaye fails as INEC verifies only 5% of signatories
A group, the Democratic Youth Congress (DYC) has faulted the Senate for inviting the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it personally to explain the circumstances leading to the arrest of Melaye.
Daily Trust reports that the group, in a statement by Kassim Muhammad Kassim, the national chairman of DYC for Buhari 2019 at the weekend argued that it was Senator Melaye that should be called to order and not the IGP, who was following the constitutional mandate given to him to maintain peace and order in the country.
Kassim, who is also a member of Nasarawa state House of Assembly, said Melaye had brought embarrassment on the National Assembly and the nation at large by allegedly trying to escape lawful arrest by the police.
Meanwhile, the attempt to recall Senator Dino Melaye has failed after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) verified only 18,742 of the 189,870 signatories.
Channels reports that the recall process which happened on Saturday, April 29 witnessed a low turnout as only 5.34 percent of the 351,146 registered voters in the Kogi west senatorial district appeared.
50 per cent plus one of the signatories is what is expected for the verification process to succeed.
Professor Ukertor Gabriel Moti who is the declaration officer for the exercise said the result did not satisfy the requirement for a referendum.
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