INEC Releases Amended Timetable For Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released an amended timetable for the recall process on the petition against Senator Dino Melaye.

Melaye, who represents Kogi West senatorial district, had approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the process, but the court asked the electoral body to continue with the exercise.

Some of his constituents had also petitioned INEC, requesting that they would like to recall the lawmaker, although the senator’s lawyer said the earlier judgement had been appealed.

In its new timetable released Monday, the Commission said it would restart the exercise with a notice of verification on October 3, while the verification exercise would hold on October 14.

INEC said with the timeline, sufficient time has been provided for Melaye to study the petition and the accompanying materials to help him effectively prepare for the verification exercise in accordance with the order of the Federal High Court.

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