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Must Read: ‘Why Dino Melaye’s Recall Failed

Monday, 30 April 2018

Prominent Nigerians on Sunday reacted to the recall verification exercise of Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, which failed after the verified signatories to the petition for his recall fell short of the requirement.
For the verification exercise to succeed, 50% plus one of the signatories to the petition had to be verified.
In his reaction, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), said though he couldn’t understand why the process failed, he was shocked by the outcome.

“I have no idea on why it failed. I am shocked that it failed. I really don’t know why it failed,” he said.
To Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, the recall failed because it was politically motivated and did not follow due process.

He said:

 “The recall was politically contrived and therefore did not follow due process.

e with rigging manual as there were many fictitious names and a lot of names copied from the voter register without the consent of the voters.
“The final death knell was the treatment meted out to him on the eve of the verification which backfired.”
Chief Sunny Onuesoke, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the recall failed because Dino Melaye, as a lawmaker, has done a lot for his people and they consider him a leader ahead of the state governor, Yahaya Bello.

He argued that though Dino may have his weakness being human, the people still like him for speaking out against injustice and giving them good representation.

“The recall failed because the injustice in the land has failed. Dino Melaye is one man and a representative his people love so much for bringing dividends of democracy to them.
“He is more of a leader to them in Kogi than the governor in any form of measurement.
“He has always been there for every Kogite and Middle Belter as a whole. No one stops a child of God who has come to stay.
“His recall failed because Nigerians wanted him, because the spirit of Nigerians is behind him.
“Dino Melaye has his faults but his good deeds supersede his bad side as human.
“He is a man of the people, but he must learn to conclude one battle before the other.
“Nigerians wanted him, even the presidency knows what he did for them to come into power.

Source – Ebiwalismoment

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