Kogi West: Dino Melaye submits fresh petition to INEC, calls for postponement of rerun

Kogi West: Dino Melaye submits fresh petition to INEC, calls for postponement of rerun

- Former senator Dino Melaye has again stormed INEC headquarters in Abuja over the conduct of November 16 election in his senatorial district

- INEC has fixed Saturday, November 30, for the rerun in some polling units in the constituency

- Melaye in his new petition, however, asked the INEC to postpone the rerun

Barely one week after he submitted 21 video clips to prove that the rerun election held in Kogi West senatorial district was rigged, ex-senator Dino Melaye has tendered fresh petition against the conduct of the supplementary poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Channels TV reports that Melaye, who is a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was against the plans by the electoral umpire to conduct the rerun on Saturday, November 30.

Legit.ng gathered that the former federal lawmaker wanted the exercise to be cancelled over what he described as intimidation of voters and violence in the first conduct of the poll.

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Melaye approached INEC again on Wednesday, November 27, with another petition, asking the commission to act on his petition and not start preparing for a supplementary election.

The PDP candidate asked INEC to postpone the exercise, alleging that the electoral umpire did not include some of the polling units that were cancelled during the November 16, election in the forthcoming rerun.

It was reported that no INEC national commissioner was present to receive Melaye’s petition but a senior officer in the office of the commission's chairman, Jafaru Leko, received the petition.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the security operatives on Wednesday, November 27, prevented Melaye from entering into headquarters of the INEC in Abuja.

It was reported that Melaye was in possession of what seemed to be an additional petition about alleged irregularities in the poll before he was stopped by the security operatives.

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The security operatives had prevented journalists who were reporting on the incident from entering the office.

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Source: Legit.ng

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