A senator, Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West), has said that he has nothing to fear regarding a petition by his constituents calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recall him.
Mr. Melaye is currently fighting perhaps his toughest political battle as some of his constituents push to recall him, a move he has accused his state governor, Yahaya Bello, of instigating. Mr. Bello, a political foe of the controversial senator, has denied this.
The senator took to his Twitter page on Wednesday to express confidence of overcoming his travails, shortly after posting a video taunting the Kogi State governor.
A few days ago, the Court of Appeal in Abuja ruled that the recall process of Mr. Melaye, which had halted, be restarted.
The senator had approached the court in a bid to stop the process after an Abuja Federal High Court in September 2017 gave INEC the go-ahead to begin Mr. Melaye’s recall process.
In a judgement delivered last week, the judge, Tunde Awotoye, and two other judges ruled that there was no cause for action and the Federal High Court that adjudicated the case ought not to have entertained it in the first place.
In his tweet, Mr. Melaye said: ”Nothing to fear. It is dismissive and evaporative. INEC will be served bc I have appealed to the Supreme Court. I do have absolute trust in my constituents.
“They never signed anything so Yahaya Bello will have to look for the imaginary people.
”Who will go and verify the made-in Taiwan signatures if we get there. It was a colossal waste of our common patrimony. Truth is Truth- SAM.”
Below are the subsequent reactions of some Nigerians:
Inec will be served but you are avoiding being served, since you have confidence. Allow the process to continue, all my life I've never seen a coward like you. People feel you are outspoken but to me it's a total display of stupidity, being restless is enough proof. So chill boy
— Jagaban Thai (@jagabanthai) March 21, 2018
Why are you running from pilar to Pole. If You have absolute trust or believe, then you don't need to be worried or have nightmare. Young man. You are behaving as someone in the troubled waters.
— Ojo Olajiga (@OjoOlajiga1) March 21, 2018
You 2 r only fightn for ur selfish reasons.KOGI is bigger than u 2,allow the State to move forward pls.where is Ali today? #worldofvanity
— k£nny™Billionair€ (@kennytim2000) March 21, 2018
Your level of reasoning towards the challenge you are facing now questions your claim as a university graduate.
Oh sorry! I even forgot your graduation was padded recently.
— JB (@bolbril) March 21, 2018
Votes are easy to get. Proving they are fake is d hard part. That's on u. And while you're on that d deed would have been done unless….
— Abdulghaniy (@umbra4) March 21, 2018
I see no reason to fight back. If your people want you there the recall process will say it, if they don't it will say it. I don't like seeing rats running out of their holes during the day. It means danger
— umar abdullahi (@bologi1980) March 21, 2018
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