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INEC Storms National Assembly To Serve Melaye Recall Notice

INEC Storms National Assembly To Serve Melaye Recall Notice

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Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday arrived the National Assembly Complex to serve the embattled Senator Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, with the recall notice the commission received from his constituents, at his office at the Senate wing of National Assembly.

It is understood that the officials after dropping the loads of documents at the door to Melaye’s office, waited while the lawmaker was in the Senate chamber.

Melaye had on Monday said the 90-day deadline set for INEC by Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) has expired.

“I celebrate the obituary of the ‘Made in Taiwan’ recall exercise, while sympathising with the induced petitioners, who will obviously face charges of forgery and other criminal charges before a court of law very, very soon,” he said at a press conference in Abuja yesterday.

The senator is facing a recall by his constituents who in a petition on June 23, 2017, called on INEC to recall him.

His constituents are accusing him of poor of representation of the constituency at the Senate.

However, Melaye told newsmen that accepting any “purported’’ petition from INEC would amount to breaching the 1999 Constitution (Amended).

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