Appeal court orders: Recall continuation of Dino Melaye  


The Court of Appeal in Abuja has thrown out an application by Senator Dino Melaye seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from initiating the process of his recall.

Melaye had gone to the court to stop his recall from the senate initiated by members of his Kogi West Senatorial district.

However, the court dismissed the appeal filed by Melaye against the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered last year. The appellate struck out the suit filed at the court on the ground that there was no cause of action and the federal high that initially adjudicated the case lacked jurisdiction and ought not to have entertained the case in the first place.

Similarly, the Appeal Court on Thursday held that Melaye’s appeal was ‘inchoate’ as INEC does not need to give reasons for commencing the recall process.


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