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Plot to Recall Melaye Thickens, Kogi West Voters Append Signatures Enmasse


By Wale Ibrahim from Lokoja

The plot to recall the lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, is thickening by the day.

By the weekend, the people of the seven local government areas that constitute the Senatorial district have submitted their signatures for the recall at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretariat in Lokoja, the state capital.

A total of 188, 580 voters from Kogi West were said to have signed the recall register form of Senator Dino Melaiye.

Announcing the figure at the APC State Secretariat, the Returning Officer for the recall of the serving Senator, Adamu Yusuf, explained that out 360,098 of the total registered voters of the seven western senatorial districts comprising of Yagba, Mopa Muro, Kabba Bunu, Yagba East, Koton Karfe, Lokoja and Ijumu, a total of188, 588, had signed the recall register constituting 52.3% of the voters in the senatorial district

Yusuf, who gave a breakdown of the recall exercise, noted that for Yagba East out of 35,331 registered voters, 18, 374 (52%) signed the recall of the serving lawmaker.

Others are Mopa 18,356 voters – 9,186 signed comprising 50.04%, Kabba Bunu 60,522 voters -28,277 signed comprising 46.7%, and Yagba West, out of 35, 966 registered voters-20,029 signed signifying 55.7%.

Lokoja Local Government recorded the highest with 63, 736  (54.8%) voters signing for the recall of the senator out of 116, 296 registered voters.

For Koton Karfe LG, 24,703 (52.77%) voters penned their signature while in Ijumu out of 46,819 registered voters, 24, 238 signed depicting 51.8%.

It was a massive vote of no confidence on the senator representing them in the National Assembly.

“Going by the above figures, it is important to let Nigerians know that we have met the constitutional requirements of 51.1%. Dino has failed to represent Kogi West well, so we are recalling him back home,” Yusuf added.

Meanwhile, the seven Local government administrators constituting kogi West were all present during the exercise.


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