A large number of Kogi West Senatorial district constituents, on Friday marched to INEC’s headquarters in Lokoja, demanding the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents them at the National Assembly.
They carried banners with different inscriptions and chanted anti-Dino songs.
Some of them claimed the lawmaker was not performing and that they were tired of “continuous embarrassment” he was causing them.
Spokesperson of the constituents, Pius Kolawole, said constituents from across the seven LGAs (Yagba West, Yagba East, Mopamuro, Ihany, Kabba/Bunu, Koton-karfe and Lokoja) that make up the West Senatorial district have compiled a list of 18 offences committed by Dino Melaye.
“Let it be known that all the seven local government areas, comprising Kogi West senatorial zone are united in their resolve to recall Senator Dino Melaye and remove the disgrace he has become for all of us,” Kolawole said.
Some of the offences listed include, non-execution of projects for constituents, lack of constituency office in the district, alleged certificate scandal, alleged vituperations against personalities such as the Sultan of Sokoto, President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, painting the state in bad light through his conducts, alleged corrupt enrichment and lack of respect for his party, amongst others.
He asked INEC officials for recall forms before leaving.