- TIndependent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received 188,588 signatures for the recall of Dino Melaye from Senate
- The number of signatures managed to exceed the 51.1% constitutionally required
- The commission has received six bags, containing the signatures of the electorates and other petitions
A report by The Punch says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received 188,588 signatures out of the 360,098 registered voters for the recall of Dino Melaye from the Senate.
The commission in Abuja on Wednesday, June 21, received six bags, which contained the signatures of 52.3% of the electorates from the zone and other petitions.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, a source within the Kogi state government confirmed that the petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye will be received by INEC today, June 21.
On Monday, June 19, a total of 188,580 electorates from Kogi West had signed the recall for Senator Melaye.
Adamu Yusuf, the returning officer for the recall of the serving senator announced the figure at the All Progressives Congress (APC) state secretariat in Lokoja.
He explained that out of 360,098 of the total registered voters of the seven western senatorial districts comprising Yagba, Mopa Muro, Kabba Bunu, Yagba East, Koton Karfe, Lokoja and Ijumu, 188,588 signed the recall register, constituting 52.3% of the voters within the senatorial district.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video about the recall process for Dino Melaye.