Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Over 50 percent registered Kogi West voters allegedly vote for Senator Dino Melaye’s recall

About 52.3 percent of registered voters, representing 188, 588 persons in Kogi West senatorial district have reportedly approved the recall of Dino Melaye from the senate.

Special Adviser to the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, Pius Kolawole announced this on Monday in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district.

He said the collation of signatures of voters was carried out successfully on June 17.

“In 2015, we voted for Dino and now we are using the same method to return him home,” he said.

Adamu Yusuf, the returning officer said 188,588 out of the 360,098 in the senatorial district endorsed Melaye’s recall.

Yusuf said 18,374 of the total number of 35,331 registered voters in Yagba east approved the recall.

Others are 9,186, out of 18,356 voters in Mopa-Muro local government, 24,703 out of 46,810 voters in Yagba west, 63,736 out of 116,296 in Lokoja local government and 24,283 out of 46,819 in Ijumu local government.

In Kabba/Bunu local government, 28,277 out of 60,520 voters endorsed the recall, while 24,703 out of 46,810 voters in Kogi local government voted for move to recall Melaye.

He said the document will be submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for further actions.

The commission only need 50 percent registered voters for the next stage, after which a verification exercise of those who signed the petition will be done.

Melaye had earlier accused Bello of funding his recall, stating that it would fail.

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