Melaye: INEC set to verify recall signatures

Independent National Electoral Commission INEC
Independent National Electoral Commission INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will commence the verification of signatures of those seeking the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye on April 28.
INEC Federal Commissioner, Mr Mohammed Haruna, made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Lokoja over the commencement of the recall process.
He explained that the verification exercise would hold in 552 polling units in seven local governments under Kogi West senatorial district.
According to him, the verification will hold from 8 am to 2 p.m. using the card reading machines to authenticate the voter cards of those that signed the recall petition.
“Only those who signed the petition are expected to turn up at their polling units for verification,” Haruna said.
Also speaking, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Prof. James Apam said that local observers would be allowed to monitor the exercise.
He explained, however, that the verification exercise will not hold in eight polling units as no petition was received from them.
The REC said that no party agents would be allowed access to any of the polling units, adding that the result of the exercise will be announced on April 29.

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