The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi state, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in its bid to stop the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye.
Aside the party, 11 others are joined as plaintiff in the suit filed before the Federal High Court, in Abuja. They are Haddy Ametuo; Hon. Shaibu Osune; S.T Adejo; Yahaya Ade Ismail; Gbenga Ashagun; Ahovi S. Ibrahim; Ghali ND Usman; Isa Abubakar, I. Molemodile; Abubakr M. Adamu and Daniel Sekpe.
The plaintiffs are asking the court to “declare that the recall process initiated via a purported petition against their sponsored member of the Senate by some of his constituents, pursuant to Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution, is illegal, unlawful and of no effect whatsoever for being contrary and in contravention to the rules of natural justice and constitutionally guaranteed right to fair hearing under section 36 of the 1999 constitution.”
The case has not been assigned to any judge and no date has been fixed for hearing.
By Bright Bassey