Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday in Abuja released the timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, Kogi State in the Senate.
The INEC Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu, issued the timetable on behalf of the electoral body.
INEC, according to the statement, will on August 19, conduct a verification of signatures of petitioners demanding the recall, which was submitted to the commission in all the polling units in the constituency.
The statement also revealed that the commission would on the same day declared the outcome of the verification at the INEC Local Government Office in Lokoja.
Ogakwu said that the commission would also on July 10, paste verification notice at its Local Government Office in Lokoja.
She equally set July 30, as the last day for the submission of application by interested observers, who would want to particulate in the exercise at the INEC headquarters office.
She also said that the commission had fixed August 10 for the last day for submission of names of verification agents for the member sought to be recalled and the petitioners.
The commission’s secretary said that the commission had scheduled a stakeholders’ meeting for the exercise, which she said would hold on August 15, at INEC Lokoja office.
She added that the commission would issue the timetable and schedule of activities for the conduct of referendum subject to the outcome of the verification exercise.
Sections 69 and 110 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended); Section 116 of the Electoral, Act 2010 (as amended) and of all other powers enabled the commission to conduct a referendum for a recall process. (Punchng.com)