Dino Melaye’s recall: Apathy trails exercise in Kogi [LIVE UPDATES]

Dino Melaye’s recall: Apathy trails exercise in Kogi [LIVE UPDATES]

The ongoing process to recall Senator Dino Melaye has commenced with electorates showing reluctance to appear for verification.

As at 11:00am, DAILY POST correspondent, who visited some polling units in Lokoja, especially in Mopa, and Yagba East LGAs, reports that residents stayed away from the exercise.

At Amorley frontage, no electorate had appeared to be verified as of the time of this report.

Also at St Mary’s, Crowther, Lokoja club, and Nepa Frontage in Lokoja, it was same situation.

As at 11:01 a.m. in Lokoja club, out of 875 persons that reportedly signed the recall form, only two electorate had showed up to verify their signature. This was greeted with controversy as they both claimed that they were not part of those making effort to recall the embattled senator.

In the list posted in the above polling units, our correspondent observed duplication of signatures.

A resident of the area Samuel Olukotun told our correspondent that his wife’s name was on the list, which according to him was forged.

According to him, “My wife Feyisayo Olukotun did not sign anything to recall Dino Melaye. This is a forged signature. I will sue any one behind this act”.

At Paparanda Square, the unit witnessed appearance of some electorate, but none of them had their signatures in the list.

At Ukwo Okoriko in Kogi Koton Karfe Local government, out of 440 electorate that signed the recall form, as at 11:20am, only eighteen people have showed up for the process.

Kogi Koton Karfe has 67 polling units.

In Mopa and polling units in Egbe, Yagba West, there was a complete boycott as of the time of this report with INEC and Security officials, sitting and waiting for electorates to appear for verification.

Felele Oworo Ward 4, one of the biggest polling units in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State has not recorded signature of any petitioner seeking to recall the embattled senator Dino Melaye.

As at 12:30pm on Saturday when DAILY POST visited the polling unit, out of 3340 registered voters and 815 petitioners, no electorate has been able to verify their signature in the polling unit.

Similar situations were recorded in Banda Kunebani polling unit as at 12:40pm. Out of 1500 registered voters and 512,  petitioners, 40 electorate showed up to verify their signatures.

At Ohogasi, out of 991registered voters and 500 petitioners, 43 people showed up as at 12:40pm.

Also at Hamza polling unit Lokoja, out of 1251 only 32 people showed up.

Reports reaching DAILY POST revealed that their is ongoing faceoff in Agbaja under Lokoja Local government.

It was gathered that the resident of the Yoruba speaking community are furious over what they termed  fake publication of their names on the recall list.

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