Many will go to jail for my recall, says Dino Melaye

Constituents of Kogi West Senatorial District on Wednesday submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the recall of Dino Melaye from the Senate.

But reacting to the action, Dino Melaye said the move to recall him from the upper legislative chamber will land many people in jail.

His constituents of on Wednesday submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the recall of Dino Melaye from the Senate. Leader of the constituents, Chief Cornelius Olowo, at INEC headquarters, shortly after submitting the petition, said that electorate in Melaye’s constituency were resolved to recall him.

He said that the petition, which had signatures of more than 52 per cent of the electorate in the area, was submitted at the office of INEC Chairman. Olowo said that the move to recall Malaye was based on his “abysmal performance’’ since he was elected to represent the district in 2015. He accused the senator of distancing himself from his constituents, saying that the lawmaker’s performance was low.

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“In the last two years, some senators have been meeting with their people quarterly. They update them on what has been happening and seek their contributions on issues and their aspirations to be presented at the senate. “For the past two years,

Sen. Malaye has not organised one town hall meeting anywhere in Kogi West to meet with the people to present his scorecard or stewardship. “He has been completely disconnected from the people. Since he won his election and the legal battle at the court, he is no longer reachable.

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