- Youths in Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency of Ondo state instigate move to recall their representative, Bolarinwa Bamidele, from the House of Representatives
- The youths acting under the auspices of the Idanre/Ifedore Youth Coalition accuse Bolarinwa Bamidele of abandoning the constituency
- However, one of the aides of the federal lawmaker, Odeyemi Richard, dismisses the allegations against his principal as untrue
A move to recall Bolarinwa Bamidele, the lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency of Ondo state at the House of Representatives is on-going by youth from his constituency.
The youths acting under the auspices of the Idanre/Ifedore Youth Coalition, have accused Bolarinwa Bamidele of abandoning the constituency, the Punch reports.
They alleged that lawmaker has not made any positive impact in the federal constituency.
The coordinator of the group, Adeyemi Alabi, told journalist on Thursday, June 22, in Akure that Bamidele had absconded from the federal constituency.
The youths claimed that the lawmaker was yet to sponsor a bill on the floor of the House of Representatives since he was elected to represent the people.
“We are, indeed, unfortunate in Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency; Bamidele has absconded from this area. His constituency office is non-functional. We can’t access our representative; he has not been home for a long time now," the group said.
However, one of the aides of the federal lawmaker, Mr. Odeyemi Richard, dismissed the allegations against his principal as untrue.
He said the federal legislator had done well for the people of the constituency.
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He said: “We in Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency are not complaining, no lawmaker in Ondo has achieved what my boss had achieved in our federal constituency in the last two years. We have nine federal lawmakers at the lower chamber and none of them has achieved what my boss had achieved in the last two years.”
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has notified Senator Dino Melaye about a petition from some voters in Kogi west senatorial district demanding his recall.
The electoral commission on Thursday, June 22 formally acknowledged the receipt of the petition on Melaye’s recall.
The national commissioner of INEC, Mohammed Haruna, in a statement said the commission deliberated on the petition at its weekly regular meeting held on Thursday, June 22.
The commission stated that it would proceed to the next step which involves verifying to ensure that the petitioners are registered voters in the Kogi West Senatorial District.
In the NAIJ.com video below, hundreds of constituents queue to sign the petition on Senator Dino Melaye's recall from the Nigerian Senate.