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Thursday, 22 June 2017

These are 10 steps recognized by the constitution to recall a senator in Nigeria

With news of Senator Dino Melaye's possible recall from the senate gradually gaining momentum, LIB digs deep to find out the true process of recalling a senator in Nigeria as stipulated by Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution.

Already, out of 360,098 of the total registered voters of the seven western senatorial districts in Kogi State comprising Yagba, Mopa Muro, Kabba Bunu, Yagba East, Koton Karfe, Lokoja and Ijumu, 188, 588, signed the recall register constituting 52.3% of the voters in senatorial district. 
According to Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution, below are the 10 stets to follow.

1 More than half of the registered voters in the Senator’s senatorial district write, sign and send a petition to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC alleging their loss of confidence in the senatorial 
2 The petition must be signed, and arranged according to polling units, wards, Local Government Areas, and constituency. 

3 INEC notifies the Senator sought to be recalled, stating that it has received a petition for his or her recall, if the petition is valid 

4 INEC issues a public notice or announcement stating the date, time and location of the verification of signatures to the petition.

5 INEC verifies the signatures to the petition at the designation. The signatories must be individuals who appear on the voters’ register. 

6 INEC conducts a referendum if more than one half (50% + 1) of the signatories are verified 

7 INEC writes to the petitioners stating that the minimum requirements for a referendum were not met, if the number verified is less than one half of the registered voters in that constituency. The petition will therefore be dismissed.

8 INEC conducts a referendum within 90 days of receipt of the petition if the minimum requirements for a referendum are met. The referendum will be a simple yes or no vote on whether the Senator should be recalled, and will be decided by simple majority of the votes of the persons registered to vote in that Senator’s constituency. 

9 If majority of the voters in the constituency vote ‘yes’ the Chairman of the INEC will send a Certificate of Recall to the Senate President to effect the recall.

10 The Senate President will show affected senator the way out of the Senate.


Anonymous said...

This is Nigeria.... Where Political appointments lasts for a lifetime. Stupid country!

dj banti said...

OK o

Anonymous said...

All in all number 10 make sense die...

Anonymous said...

Its getting interesting

Vidika said...

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rid of dino melaye. this is why it is important that he the threat seriously and try to appease his constituents.

Richmond said...

Number ten is quite embarrassing

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Hehehe, dinosaur will be shaking at this news

Long live LIB

Sterling Archer said...

... The end

Ifeoma said...

No be small thing, lets see how it goes. It will be victory for Nigeria democracy because these non-performing senators will sit-up, but really how many of them dey even work self?

code said...

it's OK, this is a simple and straight forward process but,the problem will be the last process involving the president of the Senate! dog to throway bone 4 naija?

Anonymous said...

The last won't be the problem...they will institute legal action if he wastes verification go be problem BC a lot of signatures were forged!

Kokoette Edidiong said...


Abdullahi Mohammed said...

Saraki abi wetin you call yourself for the first time in your untruthful life show cause prove us wrong that you are an honorable man if not this guy will pull you down with him mark my words

Vivian Reginalds said...

hehehee dude shouldn't die of a panic attack o
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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