Appeal Court Dismisses Dino’s Suit, Orders Continuation Of Recall Process
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), can continue with the recall process of the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye.
Justice Tunde Awotoye, leading two other justices on Friday, read the lead judgement.
The appellate court held that the 90 days stipulated by the Constitution within which a recall process will take place “has no time limitation”.
It also held that the lower court ought not to have entertained Melaye’s suit ab initio.
Consequently, in a unanimous decision, the court dismissed the appeal filed by Melaye against the judgment delivered by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba at the Federal High Court in 2017, on grounds that there was no cause of action.