SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Monday release a new timetable for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, Member representing Kogi West Senatorial zone.
This follows the ruling, on Monday, by the Federal High Court, Abuja, which gave the commission the permission to continue with the process which had been suspended following a legal battle against the process.
Following the judgement, Mallam Mohammed Haruna, INEC National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), in a statement, on Tuesday, stated that INEC will release the revised timetable on Monday.
“It will be recalled that in obedience to an interlocutory order of the Federal High Court, Abuja given on 6th July, 2017 the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stayed all actions relating to the petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District,” the terse statement read.
“Judgment in the suit was delivered yesterday, 11th September, 2017. All legal hurdles have now been cleared and the recall process can now proceed as envisaged by the Constitution, the Electoral Act and the extant INEC guidelines and regulations.
“Accordingly, and in compliance with the orders of the Court, the Commission will release a revised timetable and schedule of activities on Monday 18th September 2017.”