It is getting interesting as the process to recall Senator Dino Melaye is getting hotter. It was reliably gathered that about 188,580 electorates have already signed for his recall.The Returning officer who is in-charge of the process for the recalling of Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district has officially rolled out figures of the number of electorates who has signed for him to be recalled from the Senate.
According to the returning officer, Adamu Yusuf, who made the announcement at the All Progressives Congress secretariat in Lokoja, he announced that a total of 188,580 electorate from Kogi West have signed the recall register.
The returning officers explained
that out of 360,098 of the total registered voters of the seven western senatorial districts comprising Yagba, Mopa Muro,
Kabba Bunu, Yagba East, Koton Karfe, Lokoja and Ijumu, 188,580, signed the recall register which constitutes 52.3% of the voters in senatorial district.
In giving breakdown of the recall exercise, Yusuf noted that for Yagba East out of 35,331 registered voters, 18, 374 (52%) signed the recall of the serving
lawmaker. Others are Mopa 18,356 voters (9,186 signed comprising 50.04%), Kabba Bunu 60,522, voters (28,277 signed making 46.7%, and Yagba West out of 35, 966 registered voters 20,029 signed signifying 55.7%. Shockingly, Lokoja Local Government recorded the highest with 63,736 (54.8%) voters recalling the senator out of 116,296 registered voters.
The returning officer continued saying; Koton Karfe 24,703 (52.77%) voters penned their signature, while in Ijumu out of 46,819 registered voters, 24, 238 depicting 51.8% passed a vote of no confidence on the senator to represent them in the National Assembly.
Speaking further, he said;
”Going by the above figures, it is important to let Nigerians know that we have met the Constitutional requirements of 51.1%. Dino has failed to represent Kogi West so we are
calling him back home,” Yusuf added.
Meanwhile, the seven Local government administrators constituting Kogi West were all present during the exercise.
Ayoola Tope reporting