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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would comply with the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja that temporarily suspended the recall process of Sen. Dino Melaye from the Senate. Melaye represents the Kogi West Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber

 The Commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Prince Adedeji Soyebi, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Thursday in Abuja.
Soyebi said the commission reached the decision after considering the court order dated July 6, 2017, at its regular weekly meeting held on Thursday.

The court order had directed all parties listed in the suit filed by Melaye to maintain the status quo till the determination of the motion on notice.

Melaye was seeking an order of injunction against the commission to stop it from acting on the petition by registered voters of Kogi West senatorial district.
 “As a responsible, law-abiding institution, INEC will comply with the order.
“However, the commission has also decided to take immediate steps to vacate the court order for the matter to be heard and determined expeditiously.
“Whereas the court had adjourned the hearing of the Motion on Notice till Sept. 29, the commission by law has 90 days to complete the process,’’ he said.
Soyebi further said: “section 69 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) sets a limit of 90 days from the date of the presentation of the petition (21st June 2017) for the exercise to be completed.’’
The national commissioner, however, said the commission did draw the attention of the Chief Justice of Nigeria to the order.

Soyebi said this was in view of the negative effect the order had on the performance of the commission’s constitutional duty.

In another development, Soyebi said the commission had approved a policy of comprehensive audit after all elections.

“This is in line with its commitment to ensuring transparency and overall improvement of the electoral process,’’ he said.

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  1. Haha. They have started again....Powers that be. I predicted that nothing will come out of this

    1. My brother nothing.
      the more you look the less you see.
      if any senator must be called back not Melaye.

  2. Melaye pass them because he defends the common people. If he must be recalled, they must fulfill the requirements if the construction and including section 68(2) which the commissioner of justice in Kogi state failed to recognize. The light will always overshadow the darkness, any time, any day.

    1. You are just a fool. The type of light Melaye represent will burn you one day. Meanwhile you will see the real light 2019 by GOD'S Grace. Melaye is a disgrace as a senator. If you doubt me, check his fleet of cars and how many companies has he.

  3. What ever happened Now 2019 election is coming very soon and melaye will surely know that the electorates has a constitutional rights to vote who they want to represent them, right from primary election.

  4. I suggest all senator should be recalled, none is accountable, from their president to the last person, go back to ur state, we re tired of u, I just dey suggest oh!


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