An announcement made on Monday at the All Progressives Congress State Secretariat in Lokoja, reveals that more than half of Senator Dino Melayes electorates have already signed a register to recall him from Senate.
Senator Dino Melaye
Popular Nigerian politician, and member of the 8th National Assembly, representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, is set for more trouble as a total of 188, 580, electorate from Kogi West have signed the recall register form of the lawmaker in a bid to sack him from the Senate.
The returning officer for the recall of the serving lawmaker, Adamu Yusuf, while announcing the figure at the All progressives Congress State Secretariat in Lokoja, 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, 588, signed the recall register constituting 52.3% of the voters in senatorial district.
Yusuf while giving a breakdown of the recall exercise 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%.
Lokoja local government recorded the highest with 63, 736 (54.8%) voters recalling the senator out of 116, 296 registered voters.
For 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.
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.