The bid to recall the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial
Districts, Senator Dino Malaye has failed following the inability of
the petitioners to meet up with the requirement for his recall as
stipulated by law.
Just as the Independence Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the
result of the verification exercise conducted on Saturday.
Announcing the results, Prof. Okente Morhty stated that the exercise
was free and fair devoid of manipulations stating that it was carried
out across 560 polling units in the 7 Local Government Areas of Kogi
According to him, a total of 351,146 registered as voters in the
affected areas while the total of signatories to the petition is
189,870. He further stated that a total of 20,868 petitioners appeared
for verification while only 18,772 were verified and a total of 8,006
Prof. Morhty disclosed that the exercise produced only 5.3% thereby,
the recall process could not continue.
However, reaction has continued to trail the failed exercise as Kogi
Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has described that the exercise is a
reflection of the APC led administration of Governor Yahaya Bello in
This was contained in his statement signed by Director of Research and
Documentation Achadu Dickson. A copy of which was made available to
journalist in Lokoja Yesterday.
He described the failure of the present administration as not popular,
having inflicted poverty hardship and suffering on the people of the
PDP stated that Bello’s administration has been insensitive to the
plight of the people of the State.
Inspite of the resources accrued to the state, the PDP lamented that
there is no meaningful development to show for it.
The PDP therefore, urged the APC led administration to start packing
out of Lugard’s house as PDP is set to reclaim the victory.
Also speaking, Hon. James Faleke, the running mate to Late Prince
Abubakar Audu in 2015 Governor election in Kogi State said the failure
to recall Dino Malaye was not about him but about the unpopular
government of Yahaya Bello led administration.