Storm gathers for Senator Melaye’s recall as 188,580 sign register

Daily Nigerian
Senator Dino Melaye

A total of 188,580, electorate from Kogi West have signed the recall register form of a senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.

At the All progressives Congress, APC State Secretariat in Lokoja, the returning officer for the recall, Adamu Yusuf, explained that out of 360,098 of the total registered voters of the seven western senatorial districts comprising Yagba, Mopa Muro, Kabba Bunu, Yagba East, Koton Karfe, Lokoja and Ijumu, 188,588, signed the recall register.

The signatories represent 52.3% of the voters in the senatorial district.

While giving a breakdown of the recall exercise, Mr Yusuf noted that out of 35,331 registered voters in Yagba East,18, 374 (52%) signed for the recall.

Others are Mopa 18,356 voters (9,186 signed comprising 50.04%), Kabba Bunu 60,522, voters (28,277 signed making 46.7%, and Yagba West out of 35, 966 registered voters 20,029 signed signifying 55.7%.

According to him, Lokoja local government recorded the highest with 63,736 (54.8%) voters recalling the senator out of 116, 296 registered voters.

For Koton Karfe 24,703 (52.77%) voters appended their signature while in Ijumu out of 46,819 registered voters, 24, 238 depicting 51.8% passed a vote of no confidence on the senator to represent them in the National Assembly.

”Going by the above figures, it is important to let Nigerians know that we have met the Constitutional requirements of 51.1%. Dino has failed to represent Kogi West so we are calling him back home,” Mr Yusuf added.

Meanwhile, the seven Local government administrators constituting Kogi West were all present during the exercise.