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Court orders for continuation of Melaye’s recall process

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has ruled that the recall process, initiated by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recall Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi West, be restarted.

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The process was initially paused when Mr Melaye filed an appeal against a Federal High Court ordering the recall to go on.

In a unanimous decision on Friday, the court dismissed the appeal filed by Mr Melaye against the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered last year.

The appellate struck out the suit filed at the court on the ground that there was no cause of action and the federal high that initially adjudicated the case lacked jurisdiction and ought not to have entertained the case in the first place.

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However, INEC is yet to issue a statement relating to the date the recall will be reinstated in view of today’s judgment.

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