Dino Melaye’s Recall: Court Fixes August 7 To Hear Suit
The Federal High Court Abuja has scheduled August 7 to hear the suit which stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from going ahead with the process of senator, Dino Melaye’s recall.
Melaye, in the suit, prayed the court to declare the petition presented to INEC for his recall as illegal, alleging that it was signed by fictitious, dead none existing persons.
INEC through its lawyer, Sulayman Ibrahim, requested accelerated hearing of the suit during vacation. It asked the court to vacate the interim order that stopped it from going ahead with the recall process.
The Commission said it was constrained under section 69 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, to conclude the recall process within 90 days.
Meanwhile, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said he was minded to exercise his discretion to hear the matter within the court’s vacation period.
INEC is challenging the legality of Justice John Tsoho’s restraining order granted against it on July 6.
Justice John Tsoho after listening to arguments in an expert motion filed by Senator Melaye’s lawyer, Mr Mike Ozekhome, that signatories to the recall were fake the order.
The judge ordered the stay of proceedings in the recall and urged the parties involved to abide by the status quo.
Photo credit: www. instagram.com/dinomelaye