INEC not aware of Melaye’s lawsuit, proceeds with recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would go on with the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West).

A source in the legal unit of INEC, explained that there are at least three precedents to follow in dealing with the case.

“INEC would go ahead to conduct the referendum in so far as INEC is able to verify or ascertain the genuineness of the signatures. Every lawmaker that had faced the issue of recall in the past, from Plateau, Jigawa to Abia, ran to the courts but such actions never stopped the Commission from going ahead with the referendum,” he said, according to Vanguard.

Also, the commission’s Director in charge of Voter Education, Publicity, Civil Society and Gender Liaison, Oluwole Osaze-Uzi, said they were not aware of any lawsuit filed by Melaye.

“We have not been served. We shall enter an appearance and defend what we have to defend (when served with the notice). But for now, we cannot start reacting to comments or statements we read in the media,” Osaze-Uzi said.

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