The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday issued an amended timetable and schedule of activities with respect to the recall of Dino Melaye, an All Progressives Congress senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly.
The commission disclosed this in a statement by its secretary, Augusta Ogakwu.
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 judgment had been appealed.
In its new timetable released today (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.
“Further to the statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission issued on September 12, the Commission today issued an amended Timetable and Schedule of Activities pursuant to the petition for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye,” the electoral umpire said in a statement issued by its secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu.
“In fixing the timeline for the verification, sufficient time has been provided for the senator to study the petition and accompanying materials to effectively prepare for the verification exercise in accordance with the order of the Federal High Court. Abuja.”