Dino Melaye: INEC vows to continue with recall process, warns against campaigns

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday vowed to continue the process of recalling Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.

Chairman of the electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu said this while addressing journalists in Abuja, on Tuesday.

Yakubu maintained that constituents have the right to recall anybody they wanted in a democratic setting.

According to Yakubu, “There was a pronouncement on Thursday last week on the matter and everything has been taking to the Court of Appeal. We are waiting to be served with court documents and the commission will take a decision today.

“Ultimately, election and recall are legal processes and we will not violate the laws of this country but I want to assure you that we will proceed courageously.

“Citizens must have the right to recall anybody as long as the process is in conformity with the law of this country and I am committed to that.”

Yakubu also warned politicians seeking elective positions in 2018 and 2019 against campaigning because it’s a violation of the Electoral Act.

“Let me warn political parties and aspirants. We have not released the schedule of activities for the elections. Anything that anybody is doing now is illegal before the law. They should wait for the time table of the elections,” he said.

 

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