Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Big Trouble for Dino Melaye as 52.3% of Total Voters Signs His Recall

Big trouble seems to knock at the door of sen. Dino Melaye Senator Representing Kogi west senatorial district of kogi state as 188,588 voters representing 52.3 percent of the total registered voters in kogi west have approved his recall
Voters Signing Against Dino
The recall which took the form of signing of signature was carried out on the 17th of June with the special adviser on political affairs to the state governor appreciating voters who he said turned out en mass to exercise their franchise and constitutional right as enshrined in section 69 of the constitution.
In 2015, we voted for Dino and now we are using this same method to return him home” he said.
Announcing the result of the collation, the Returning Officer, Mr Adamu Yusuf said that 188,588 out of the 360,098 in the senatorial district endowed Melaye’s recall.
Voters Signing Against Dino
While giving the breakdown of the result per the seven local governments in the district, Yusuf said that 18, 374 of the total number of 35,331 registered voters in Yagba East approved the recall.
Others are 9, 186, out of 18,356 voters in Mopa-Muro local government, 24, 703 out of 46, 810 voters in Yagba West, 63,736 out of 116,296 in Lokoja Local Government and 24,283 out of 46,819 in Ijumu Local Government.
In Kabba/Bunu Local Government, 28,277 out of 60, 520 voters endorsed the recall, while 24,703 out of 46,810 voters in Kogi Local Government voted for the move to recall Melaye.

According to Yusuf, with this, the next move is to submit the document to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the next action.