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INEC petitions CJN over court order halting Melaye’s recall process

The Independent National Electoral Commission has contacted the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria over the Abuja Federal High Court order restraining the commission from continuing with the recall process on the Senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye.

INEC National Commissioner, Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu, said in a statement on Saturday that the commission decided to draw the CJN’s attention to the order in order to prevent a precedent that could prevent the commission from carrying out its responsibility in the future.

Ibeanu said that if the current order was allowed, it could put the commission in a dangerous position to pursue a similar process involving any other individual as such a person could go to court to frustrate the process.

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