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52.3% of Kogi West Electorate Vote for Dino Melaye’s Recall

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52.3% of Kogi West Electorate Vote for Dino Melaye's Recall

Dino Melaye | Photo Credit: Instagram/Dino Melaye

188,588 voters, representing 52.3 per cent of the total number of registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district have approved the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the senate.

The Special Adviser to the state governor on political affairs, Pius Kolawole announced this on Monday in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district.

He said that the collation of signatures of voters to that effect was carried out successfully on June 17.

Kolawole commended voters in the district for turning out en masse for the exercise, saying that Section 69 of the 1999 constitution backed their action.

“In 2015, we voted for Dino and now we are using the same method to return him home,” he said.

Announcing the result of the collation, the Returning Officer, Adamu Yusuf said that 188, 588 out of the 360,098 in the senatorial district endorsed Melaye’s recall.

While giving the breakdown of the result per the seven local governments in the district, Yusuf said that 18, 374 of the total number of 35,331 registered voters in Yagba East approved the recall.

Others are 9,186, out of 18,356 voters in Mopa-Muro local government, 24,703 out of 46,810 voters in Yagba West, 63,736 out of 116,296 in Lokoja Local Government and 24,283 out of 46,819 in Ijumu Local Government.

In Kabba/Bunu Local Government, 28,277 out of 60,520 voters endorsed the recall, while 24,703 out of 46,810 voters in Kogi Local Government voted for move to recall Melaye.

According to Yusuf, with this, the next move is to submit the document to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for further action.

Photo Credit: Instagram/DinoMelaye

18 Comments

  1. nunulicious

    June 19, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    we know there would still be shenanigans in court but for now I am singing
    “ajekun iya ni o je, ajekun iya ni oje…
    ntoooor! the chicken is coming home to roost.

    hahahahahahahahahahaha

    • The K

      June 19, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Hi Nunulicious,
      Please kindly translate to English. I saw a video of him not long back, singing the same thing but have no idea what it means.
      Many thanks for your response (in anticipation).

    • Anon

      June 19, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      Dino wrote: “Aje ku iya ni oje, ajeku iya ni o je, eni ti o to eni no, ton de na de ni,” which translates as “you will be beaten mercilessly if you fight someone who is stronger than you”.

    • nunulicious

      June 20, 2017 at 2:38 am

      @The K, anon has said it all- don’t forget it goes with a theaterical display meant to rile the person up while you chant it like a war hero-literal translation…
      “you will suffer plenty suffering,
      You will suffer plenty suffering,
      You who cannot beat a superior person and you have chosen to engage/obstruct him,
      You will suffer plenty suffering”

  2. o

    June 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This guy might just make history. First senator to be recalled?????

  3. Comment

    June 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    They can see clearly now. All those flashy cars and silly posts. He isn’t productive at all.

  4. Yahoo

    June 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Instagram sinator!, he has no business in that God forsaken chamber in the first place. He played himself, he’s done politically. He should use the break to brush up his kindergarten leadership qualities in one of the obodo oyinbo universities, that’s if he can get in sef with his worthless ABU degree.

  5. Lacey

    June 19, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Kogi west people are the best!!! This is the way to go!Dino is a sham!!!

  6. Delta geh

    June 19, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    This is the beginning of great things in Nigeria. The people are finally finding their voice! Control em with your votes!

  7. Not d first

    June 20, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Not the first

  8. Simi

    June 20, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Hey, Jaga…

  9. Ewa Ali

    June 20, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Too sad that the people of Kogi just realized that they have been scammed by Dino, he has zero idea about governance and servitude.

    This would serve as a deterrent to other would be “Dino “….what a shame!

  10. Baymax

    June 20, 2017 at 7:29 am

    He has not yet been recalled yet. Don’t be surprised if after their vote, nothing materializes. I’ll laugh AFTER he has been recalled.

  11. KPOMKWEM

    June 20, 2017 at 8:24 am

    THE HATE HERE IS ALMOST SUFFOCATING… THIS GUY HAS RAISED SOME ISSUES IN THE UPPER CHAMBER THAT HELPED THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY COME TO GRIPS WITH THE ECONOMIC SABOTAGE GOING ON IN SOME KEY SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY. FORGET THE THEATRICS, HE HAS DONE BETTER THAN MANY OF COLLEAGUES IN THAT CHAMBER. BY THE WAY, WHO ARE THE SENATORS REPRESENTING ANAMBRA STATE, EVER HEARD THEM MAKE ANY CONTRIBUTION DURING DISCUSSIONS SINCE THE PRESENT SESSION OF THE SENATE STARTED?

    • Tee

      June 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      My friend, will you keep kwayeet

  12. Kenny

    June 20, 2017 at 9:54 am

    N

  13. CUTTRED MEATLOAF

    June 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Bullocks!!!

  14. Jerry Ken

    June 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    No celebration yet, this is Nigeria where anything is possible. Dino may NEVER be recalled

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