Appeal Court approves Senator Dino’s recall

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Dino Melaye on Friday lost his bid to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from proceeding with his recall process.

Senator Melaye had approached the Federal High Court in Abuja asking the court to declare the petition presented for his recall to INEC by Kogi West’s electorates illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.

But after the court ruled against him, the senator appealed the decision.

The Appeal court on Friday affirmed the judgment of Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court, who held that Melaye’s suit was “hasty, premature and presumptuous.”

In a unanimous judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered by Justice T.O. Awotoye, the appellant court dismissed Dino’s appeal for lacking in merit as it disclosed no cause of action.

However, Senator Melaye has vowed to appeal the decision at the Supreme Court in a statement credited to his lawyer, Nkem Okoro.

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