Hundreds of people of Kogi West Senatorial District yesterday took a protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lokoja, demanding the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents them at the National Assembly. 

The protesters said there were fed up with what they described as “continuous embarrassment” and poor representation by Dino, hence the resolve to recall him.

A spokesman of the protesters, Pius Kolawole, said they were from the seven local government areas that make Kogi West and had listed 18 offences allegedly committed by Dino upon which they based their demand for his recall. 

The protesters earlier gathered at the Kabba Township Stadium, from where they proceeded to the INEC office in Lokoja.

“Let it be known that all the seven local government areas, comprising Kogi West senatorial zone are united in their resolve to recall Senator Dino Melaye and remove the disgrace he has become to all us,” he said.

Responding, INEC’s Legal Adviser in the state, Muktar Bawa, told the protesters that there were laid down conditions and procedures to begin the process and advised them to go back and get the endorsement of constituents in the district and present their petitions to INEC to see if they met the conditions. 

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