Court okays Melaye’s recall process, senator fumes

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the suit filed by the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, challenging the validity of the process of recalling him by some his constituents.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in his judgment, ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission “shall proceed with the signature verification exercise.”

The judgment effectively terminated the earlier ex parte order made by another judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice John Tsoho, on July 6, 2017, directing parties to the suit to maintain the status quo.

But Justice Dimgba, to whom the case was later re-assigned, ordered that INEC “shall proceed” with the recall process, subject to the service of the petition, the full list and signatures of persons in support of the recall process on Melaye.

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