Melaye Seeks Protection Of Colleagues To Stave Off Recall

Melaye Seeks Protection Of Colleagues To Stave Off Recall

Embattled Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi State, on Tuesday sought the protection of his colleagues at the upper chamber to stop his recall process, which is already at advance stage, lamenting that the process was masterminded by the state governor.

Reacting however, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu assured that “the recall process is dead on arrival, going by the constitution. It’s a long process, (because) after the verification of votes, the Senate would also verify the legitimacy of the votes before conclusion is made.

He noted that Melaye’s recall process by the Kogi State Government is an exercise in futility, as there are provisions and procedures to be followed on how recall process is carried out.

He stated that Section 69 of the constitution is the reason Senator Dino Melaye cannot be recalled, going by the amendment that was done in 2010 which requires that those on the list of signatories collected will come out and line up in Kogi state for verification.