Thursday, 20 July 2017

INEC ask court to lift order stopping Dino Melaye's recall process

INEC today asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to set aside an earlier order of the court, suspending the recall of Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) from the Senate.

INEC commenced Mr. Melaye’s recall following the receipt of a petition from members of his constituency demanding that he be recalled.
Mr. Melaye, however, approached the court, seeking an order stopping INEC from going ahead with the process, pending the determination of a suit he filed challenging his recall.
Mr. Melaye had in the suit alleged irregularities and fraud in the petition.
In the application which was argued by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, he submitted that the signatories in the petition were fake, fictitious and concocted.
He added some of the signatures were of dead members of his constituency.
In his ruling, Justice John Tsoho, ordered parties to maintain status quo, pending the determination of the matter.
He adjourned further hearing until Sept. 29.

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