The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has received the ruling of a Federal High Court on the process to recall the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye.
This was disclosed on Monday by INEC spokesperson, Rotimi Oyekanmi.
Although Oyekanmi admitted that the commission received the court papers, he said INEC was yet to study it.
“We have a copy of the court ruling now; so, we have to study it and make a decision, and that will take a while”, he said.
An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court had last Thursday ordered parties involved in the planned recall of Melaye to maintain status quo.
The order was made exparte, implying the order was given without hearing the other party, in this case INEC, which had planned to commence the process on July 10.
Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Melaye had explained that maintaining status quo meant the commission should halt the plan to proceed with the senator’s recall.
However, earlier, INEC had posted the notice of verification for Melaye’s recall.