- Senator Dino Melaye is under heavy criticism for trying to ignore court judgement of his recall process
- An election monitoring group demands Melaye obey the court judgement
- The group accused Melaye of trying to ridicule the constitution and the court
An election monitoring group, the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG), has accused Senator Dino Melaye of trying to frustrate his recall process
Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that Melaye is facing a possible recall from the Senate by his constituency who allegedly feel like he has failed them.
ISDMG said the senator, who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District, is trying to ridicule the Nigerian Constitution and the court of law, The Nation reports.
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In a statement signed by its executive director, the group said: “We must not allow Senator Dino Melaye to ridicule our Constitution and our court. The beauty of democracy is that it allows elected representatives to renew their mandates through legally guaranteed elections or recall process.
“The senator it was who headed to court while time was counting down, alleging that the process enunciated by INEC abridged his fundamental right to fair hearing. He was heard by our court while the countdown on time was paused; he cannot turn around now and complain about the effusion of time by playing up stupid histrionics, while acting jejune theatrics.
“Our court deprecated the behaviour of folks like Senator Dino in Governor of Lagos state & Ors v Ojukwu & Anor who seek to supplant the Rule of Law with their own Marshal command, using our court as a sword and as a shield."
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Meanwhile, there are reports that Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) has been served with the documents notifying him of the process to recall him from the upper legislative chamber, by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Senator Melaye was in the Senate chamber when the officials arrived; but they dropped the documents at his door and waited.
NAIJ.com gathered that aides to the embattled senator were nowhere in sight when the notice was served, and his office was locked.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video about the Dino Melaye recall process: