The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has served Sen. Dino Melaye with the recall notice in his office at the Senate wing of National Assembly.
Meanwhile, Sen. Melaye has denied claims that he was evading INEC’S service of the petition and timetable for his recall.
The senator who represents Kogi West Senatorial District is facing a recall by his constituents through a petition to Inec dated June 23, 2017.
He was accused of poor of representation of the constituency at the Senate.
Melaye had told newsmen that accepting any “purported’’ petition from INEC would amount to breaching the 1999 Constitution (Amended), as according to him, the window provided by the Constitution for the service of recall petitions had elapsed and that he would not be seen to be breaching the law.
The outspoken lawmaker pointed out that his position on the matter had been affirmed by various Supreme Court decisions; citing the case of Nyako versus Adamawa State House of Assembly and others, (2016), and All Nigeria Peoples Party, (ANPP), versus Alhaji Mohammed Goni and others.
He posited that that from the apex court’s decision, the Constitution could not be amended by “mere’’ pronouncement of a court of law; adding that it was only right to respect the provisions of the Constitution.