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Embattled Melaye rushes to court to halt recall


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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A senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has made move to save himself from reacal, suing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the ongoing moves by his constituents to recall him.

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

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In a tweetstorm, the senator alleged that dead people were among those who signed the petition seeking to have him recalled.

“I have filed my case against INEC today at the Federal High Court Abuja. Even dead people were among those who signed petition to recall Dino Melaiye. Lmaooo.”

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Mr Melaye had earlier said INEC was yet to communicate him over his planned recall from the Senate.

He insisted that INEC had not informed him of a date, for the verification of signatures of his constituents submitted to the electoral umpire.

“I have not receive anything from INEC,” Melaye said.

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.

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

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