The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday said it will commence the verification of signatures of those seeking the recall of Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye on April 28.
INEC’s Federal Commissioner, Mr Mohammed Haruna, stated this at a stakeholders meeting in Lokoja, Kogi State on the commencement of the recall process.
Haruna said the verification exercise would hold in 552 polling units in seven local governments under Kogi West senatorial district.
The Federal Commissioner disclosed that the verification will hold from 8 am to 2 pm using the card reading machines to authenticate the voter cards of those that signed the recall petition.
“Only those who signed the petition are expected to turn up at their polling units for verification,” Haruna said.
Also speaking , the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Prof. James Apam said the exercise will be monitored by local observers.
Stressing that no party agents would be allowed access to any of the polling units, Apam stated that the result of the exercise will be announced on April 29.
“We have concluded all arrangements in line with our schedule of activities and are set for the exercise.
“The adhoc staff have been trained at the state and local government levels and materials procured and sent to the registration area centres ready for movement to the polling units on the day of verification,” Apam said.