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Court fixes date to hear Dino Melaye’s recall case

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday fixed August 7 to hear the suit that stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission from going ahead with the process of Senator Dino Melaye’s recall.

The suit, which was originally adjourned till September 29, will now be heard on August 7.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said he was minded to exercise his discretion to hear the matter within the court’s vacation period.

INEC had through its lawyer, Sulayman Ibrahim, requested accelerated hearing of the suit during vacation.

The Commission said it was constrained under section 69 of the 1999 constitution, as amended, to conclude the recall process within 90 days.

INEC asked the court to vacate the interim order that stopped it from going ahead with the recall process.

The commission is challenging the legality of  restraining order that Justice John Tsoho of the high court issued against it on July 6.

Justice Tsoho had earlier ordered all the parties involved in the recall process to maintain the status quo until September 29 when the case was previously adjourned to.

Where as, Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, had in the suit enjoyed the court to declare the petition his constituents presented to INEC for his recall as illegal.

 

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