Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday stormed the office of the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, at the National Assembly Complex to notify him of the petition the commission received from his constituents to recall him.
The officials, who dropped loads of documents at the door of Melaye’s office, waited while the lawmaker was in the Senate chamber.
The lawmaker had on Monday said the 90-day deadline set for INEC by Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) has expired.
Melaye also alleged that it was only after several attempts at his life had failed that “they” resorted to this sham process of recall.
“I celebrate the obituary of the ‘Made in Taiwan’ recall exercise, while sympathising with the induced petitioners, who will obviously face charges of forgery and other criminal charges before a court of law very, very soon,” Melaye said.