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Appeal Court asks Dino Melaye to go and face his recall process

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has dismissed the appeal by Senator Dino Melaye seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from beginning his recall process.

A Federal High Court, Abuja had in September 2017 given INEC the go-ahead to begin Melaye’s recall process.

In a judgment by a two-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Mohammed Mustapha ruled that there is no time limit to complete the recall process as provided in Section 69 (b) of the 1999 Constitution.

The appeal court also held that Melaye’s appeal is inchoate as INEC does not need to give reasons for commencing the recall process. It ruled that the process be restarted from where it stopped.

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