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Recall: More Trouble For Ajekun Iya Senator Melaye As Courts Order INEC To Service Him Papers

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September 18, 2017 – Recall: More Trouble For Ajekun Iya Senator Melaye As Courts Order INEC To Service Him Papers

A court in Abuja today directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make further attempt to ensure personal services of documents relating to the recall of Senator Dino Melaye on him.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba made gave the directive when INEC informed the court about its ex-parte motion for substituted service.

INEC said its motion was informed by its inability to serve Melaye with the petition for his recall and other list of voters who endorsed the petition.

The court, in a judgment on September 11, said although it was not mandatory, INEC should avail Melaye with the petition and list containing the signature of voters who signed the petition to enable him prepare for the recall process.

When lawyers to parties appeared before the court on Monday, lawyer to INEC, S. O. Ibrahim, informed the court about his pending ex-parte motion for substituted service of the petition on Melaye.

Lawyer to Melaye, Nkem Okoro also told the court that he has filed a number of applications, including one for stay of execution of the court’s judgment and also challenging the court’s jurisdiction to hear INEC’s ex-parte motion.

He said Melaye would be back in the country between September 25 and 26 for the resumption of the Senate.




  1. fifelomo

    September 18, 2017 at 10:41 PM

    Hope he will drop another single?

  2. Mon

    September 19, 2017 at 3:07 AM

    There are many of his kind in that senate and other higher places, and the result of their incompetency is the backwardness of Nigeria.

  3. Stagga

    September 19, 2017 at 4:16 AM

    They should leave Dino alone.
    I love this man.

  4. Max

    September 19, 2017 at 6:37 AM

    @Mon are you the spokes person of his constituency? or is yoir vote part of the votes that brought him into office.The same people that voted him in have decided to withdraw him and you’re complaining. Please always put away sentiments. Why havent people from other constituencies indicate interest to withdraw those other senators you made reference to.

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