*Despite court order for ‘status quo’
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has posted the notice of verification for the recall of the lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye.
In the notice posted at the commission’s office in Lokoja, capital of Kogi state on Monday, INEC said the verification would hold across all polling units in the senatorial district on the 19th August.
The notice signed by it chairman Mahmood Yakubu and dated 10th July, 2017, read: “In accordance with section 69 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) notice is hereby given that the verification for the recall of the member representing Kogi West senatorial district shall hold on the 19th August, 2017.”
This comes despite a Justice of a Federal High Court in Abuja, asking INEC and Melaye to maintain “status quo”, pending the hearing of a motion filed by the Senator to seek an interlocutory injunction.
Justice Tsoho then fixed 29th September for the hearing of the motion.