52.3 per cent voters in Kogi West reportedly endorse Dino Melaye’s recall

Dino Melaye

About 188,588 voters, representing 52.3 per cent of the total number of registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district, have reportedly approved the recall of Dino Melaye from the Senate.

The Special Adviser to the state governor on political affairs, Pius Kolawole, announced this on Monday in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district.

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

Mr. Kolawole commended voters in the district for turning out en masse for the exercise, saying that Section 69 of the 1999 constitution backed their action.

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

Announcing the result of the collation, the Returning Officer, Adamu Yusuf said that 188,588 out of the 360,098 in the senatorial district endowed Melaye’s recall.

While giving the breakdown of the result per the seven local governments in the district, Mr. Yusuf said that 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.

According to Mr. Yusuf, with this, the next move is to submit the document to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the next action.



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  • Dejandon

    A jeku iya ni o je!

    • Ali Mubi

      The Constitution in action.

      • Sadiq Yakubu

        It’s a failed exercise.Ten Yahayas can’t remove a sitting senator,talk less of someone like Dino.So it is now a crime for anyone to tell a very useless and accidental governor to pay workers salaries of 15 months?And some people are applauding the idiot.Na wao

  • Sanssouci

    Even if this doesn’t succeed in the end, kudos to Yahaya Bello for at least trying to keep dino in check by refusing to look at imminent clear and present danger in the person of Dino, and look the other way and fold his arms the way FGN has chosen to do. If not that Dino has compromised the EFCC and probably AGF too, how can the stupendous inexplicable publicly flaunted overnight wealth of someone without immunity like Dino go unchecked? With not as much as an invitation to explain such? Well done Yahaya Bello you have earned my respect.

    • Owejah

      Bello will still fail at the end because he no longer belongs to the camp of any godfather. Since he left Saraki’s camp, he has become a floater. A campaign of not paying salaries is currently gaining ground against him even though he is not the only governor in this. To worsen the situation, the love between him and the intrigue-loving party chairman Oyegun is as enduring as that between the mongoose and a snake!