A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed September 11 for judgment in the suit by Senator Dino Melaye, challenging his planned recall by voters of Kogi West Senatorial District.
The court’s sitting vacation judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba announced the date on Friday after listening to lawyers argue their client’s position and adopted written arguments filed.
In the suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/567/2017, Melaye alleged he was denied of fair hearing, querying the authenticity of some of the voter’s signatures in the petition for his recall sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The court also commenced hearing in a similar suit marked: FHC/ABJ/601/2017, filed by the Kogi State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and 12 others.
The other plaintiffs in the second suit are Haddy Ametuo; Hon. Shaibu Osune; S.T Adejo; Yahaya Ade Ismail; Gbenga Ashagun; Ahovi S. Ibrahim; Ghali ND Usman; Isa Abubakar; I. Molemodile; Abubakar M. Adamu and Daniel Sekpe.
By Bright Bassey