Dino Melaye Sues INEC, Claims Dead People Signed Recall Register

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Embattled senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission over the ongoing moves by his constituents to recall him.

Dino said he filed the case on Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Among other reliefs sought, Senator Melaye seeks court determination on whether by the provisions of section 68 & 69 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as altered, Dino Melaye Is entitled to a fair hearing before the process of his recall as envisaged by the provisions of section 69 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, can be triggered.

 

He also sought to know whether by the provisions of sections 68 & 69 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as altered, Dino can be validly recalled when a petition presented to the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission was signed by fictitious and non-existing persons and other persons who do not belong to Dino Melaye’s senatorial constituency in accordance with the provisions of section 69 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as altered.

Recall that the embattled Senator had described his planned recall as a comedy of errors which would never happen.

“It can not succeed. It is a hoax and absolute comedy of errors. I’m laughing at the stupidity of Kogi State government.

“Many appointees will go to jail for forgery. Even dead people’s names are on the recall register”, he said.


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