Embattled Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi West Senatorial district has hired legal activist, Mike Ozekhome, to fight his recall battle in court.
To this end, Ozekhome has filed a suit at the Federal high Court, Abuja, seeking a court injunction to halt Melaye’s recall from the Senate.
According to sources, a panic-stricken Melaye had been shopping for a judge in the last 48 hours that could grant an injunction to halt the process after word reached him that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was meeting to decide on an appropriate response to the submission of more 188,000 signatures to their headquarters on Wednesday from his constituents who wanted him recalled from the Nigerian Senate.
On Thursday INEC issued a statement notifying the public that it will be verifying the signatures on July 3rd 2017. The commission also wrote to Melaye notifying him of the official commencement of the recall exercise.
Mr. Melaye’s lawyers Friday filed a 33-page legal argument seeking to obtain injunctive reliefs from the court. The application was accompanied by an affidavit of urgency filed by a staff of Mr. Ozekhome’s law firm.
Melaye also took to his twitter page to announce that he had filed a case against INEC at the federal high court, Abuja.
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