We will maintain ‘status quo’ on Melaye’s recall — INEC

Senator Dino Melaye [Photo: dinomelaye.com]
Senator Dino Melaye [Photo: dinomelaye.com]

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC today said it would maintain the status quo concerning the recall of Kogi state senator, Dino Melaye.

Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on the phone, INEC’s director of publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-uzzi said they would abide by all the stipulations outlined by the court.

When asked what the commission’s next specific steps would be, he said only the court can determine that.

INEC had yesterday said it had been served with the ruling of a Federal High Court on the process to recall the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.

The commission had told PREMIUM TIMES it would study the document and respond appropriately.

The lawmaker is presently fighting a tough political battle to stop a large number of his constituents from seeing the recall process they initiated through.


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  • Agba

    If these ZOO did not collapse,electorate will be taken for granted till kingdom come,a country with useless constitution that favour only the criminals.

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      May your life be zoo and shall collapse as wish ma beloved father land.

      • Ken

        Senseless comment

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          Same to you

      • tinubuthief

        Where is that your buhari. It shall never be well with that moron where ever he may be

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          So shall it be for you.

  • princegab

    Melaye or no melaye, the nass has less than 24 months to go. With its stinking ass and dirty head, shall be the worse national assembly in Nigeria’s history.

  • tinubuthief

    As a man from mopa muro one of the local government area under Dino constituent, I have no problem with the quality of representation provided by my senator. I wonder the problem of tinubuthief who thought he can extend his yoruba robbery territory to okun and yagba land using that uncultured and ill mannered young boy yahaya bello.

    • Owejah

      Please fear God and leave Tinubu out of this mess if you don’t want to commit sin. Bello is a creation of Saraki and Dino in a joint venture aimed at cutting Tinubu to size. Also Dino actively supported Bello against Tinubu’s Faleke because Dino felt once a Yoruba had the opportunity to be a governor ahead of him in Kogi, his chances of becoming a governor in the foreseeable future had been reduced to zero. However in the course of time, unbridled excesses and godfather postures of Dino soon became too difficult for Bello to tolerate and the bubble had to burst. Yeah …, I want to equally believe that perhaps, Tinubu deserves some punches in the face at times, but it is ungodly not to allow those punches to be guided by fairness.

  • Net Scrolls

    What’s the storyline? Why are we engaging in hate speeches / abuses? The recall process is provided for by the constitution though that isn’t a guarantee for a successful end. So let’s keep our fingers crossed and enjoy the beauty of democracy and rule of law.