Tuesday, 19 September 2017

DINO MELAYE RECALL: INEC Fix October 14 For Verification Exercise


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC have fixed October 14 for verification exercise, for the recall process of embattled lawmaker, Sen. Dino Melaye.


Representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, the commission disclosed this in its amended timetable and schedule of activities issued by its Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, in Abuja on Monday.


Ogakwu said the verification would take place in all polling units in Kogi West, while INEC notification for the exercise would be released on Oct. 3.


She said that INEC had fixed Oct. 5 as the last day for the submission of applications by observers, and Oct. 9 for the publication of the list of accredited observers for the exercise.


The secretary said that the commission would hold its stakeholders meeting at the Senatorial District headquarters and Local Government headquarters on Oct 10.


The last day for the submission of names of polling agents for the verification by the member sought to be recalled and the representatives of the petitioners had also been scheduled for Oct. 12.


The commission said that it had provided Melaye with relevant materials to study.

In fixing the timetable for the verification, sufficient time has been provided for the senator to study the petition and accompanying materials to effectively prepare for the verification in accordance with the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja.


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