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Dino Melaye Loses Bid To Stop INEC Recall Process As Judge Rejects His Lawsuit

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July 7, 2017 – Dino Melaye Loses Bid To Stop INEC Recall Process As Judge Rejects His Lawsuit

Ajekun Iya Ni Oje Senator Dino Melaye yesterday lost his bid to stop the INEC from recalling him.

Justice John Tsoho in his ruling rejected Melaye’s motion for a temporary injunction restraining INEC from proceeding with the recall process until the determination of suit challenging his recall.

Tsoho instead ordered parties in the case to “maintain status quo pending the hearing of the motion on notice.”

Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) argued Melaye’s ex-parte motion.

The judge adjourned till September 29 hearing of Melaye’s motion on notice and applications filed by three individuals, led by Chief Cornelius Olowo, who applied to be made parties in the suit.

In the main suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/587/2017, with INEC as the only defendant, Melaye faulted the recall process, saying it was tainted with political malice and initiated by his political enemies.

The Senator denied any wrongdoing and claimed he was being targeted for standing up for the oppressed in Kogi State and the many workers who have not been paid salaries by the state government.

Melaye is praying the court to declare the petition submitted to INEC Chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, as “illegal, unlawful, wrongful, unconstitutional, invalid, null, void and of no effect whatsoever.”

He also wants the court to void the recall process because it was commenced in breach of his fundamental right to fair hearing.



  1. iron bar

    July 7, 2017 at 2:30 AM

    if care is not taken,this noisemaker may say bye bye to his senate seat.believe tinubu will make sure he loses ..he wont forget how he lambasted his wife a senate chambers

  2. Max

    July 7, 2017 at 6:13 AM

    The idiot is always at the fore front of fracas in the National Assembly,at both the upper chamber and at the lower chamber.All he has in his blood is violence and war without which he cant survive.The Senate President he claimed to be supporting is such a decent,gentle and sensible man compared to this fool.His constituency should take note,any attempt for them to lose their bid to recall him,they should never vote this stupid,noice maker in 2019.The whole world is sick and tired of seeing this man.

  3. Airat A

    July 7, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Melaye may have already lost in the court of intelligent and enlightened people in Nigeria and in the Diaspora and here are some of the reasons:
    He is a social/political embarrassment -He had worn silly costumes in official domains and engaged in a macabre sing/dance presentation to celebrate a supposed
    certificate victory, thereby trivialising the seriousness of his position as a representative of the people and a stakeholder in the affairs of a troubled Nigeria.
    His private life had been X-rayed a couple of times, one of which had to do with the paternity saga involving the actress.
    He had made himself a cantankerous colleague who would not hesitate to fight, curse and abuse any person; remember his altercation with Senator Tinubu and the confrontational one-man walk he performed on Bourdillon Road at Ikoyi in an effort to create a round – 2 of his match with Mrs Tinubu.
    His mettle and qualification are subject to suspicion and his language !- let us say that he will benefit from some etiquette training sessions.

    However, his recall should not hinge on the good fight he is trying to fight.His governor also has a case to answer in the people’s court and he may not win. He should look closely at Melaye’s complaints(most of which align with the people’s) and rectify the needful.Melaye has his faults and we all have to bear the cross named Melaye, but the governor should uphold his responsibilities to his people.

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