A group, Concerned Kogi Registered Voters, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from commencing verification of signatures collected in order to recall of a senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.
Addressing journalists on Thursday in Abuja, the group leader, Olowosayo Sunday, claimed that names of dead persons and people who did not reside in the district appeared on the recall register submitted to INEC.
He said the 188,000 signatures submitted to INEC were not genuine.
Mr Sunday stated that while 111,534 voted in the general election in Kogi West, the total number of registered voters in Kogi West was 360,098.
According to the motion, INEC was sued alongside eight other respondents, comprising some aides of Governor Yahaya Bello and state lawmakers from the senator’s district.