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INEC Releases Timetable For Senator Dino Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last night released a new timetable for the recall of embattled senator Kogi west senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye.

The time table, signed by Augusta Ogakwu, secretary to the Commission, disclosed that conduct verification for the recall of Sen Dino Melaye, would hold on Oct 14, 2017.

Ogakwu further disclosed that the verification would take place in all polling units in Kogi West, while INEC notification for the exercise would be released on Oct 3, 2017.

The statement further revealed that the Commission had fixed Oct 5 as the last day for the submission of applications by observers, and Oct 9 for the publication of the list of accredited observers for the exercise.

INEC would hold its stakeholders’ meeting at the Senatorial District headquarters and Local Government headquarters on Oct 10, 2017.

The last day for the submission of names of polling agents for the verification by the member sought to be recalled and the representatives of the petitioners had also been scheduled for Oct 12, 2017

The commission said that it had provided Melaye with relevant materials to study.“In fixing the timetable for the verification, sufficient time has been provided for the senator to study the petition and accompanying materials to effectively prepare for the verification inaccordance with the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja.”

The court had on Aug 11 ordered the commission to continue with the suspended recall process.