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The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the results of Saturday Kogi West recall verification exercise.
According to the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kogi State, the total number of registered voters in Kogi West is 351, 140.
Total number of petitioners signatures is 189, 870.
Total number of signatures present for accreditation was 20, 868.
Total number of signatures verified and present for recall 18, 743.
The constitutional requirement to effect the recall of Senator Melaye by the petitioners is 50% plus 1.
“In the light of the of the above, having failed to meet the constitutional requirements of 50 % plus 1 in which the total percentage garnered by the petitioner in the validation exercise is just (5. 34 percent) out of 50 % 1 as required by law, INEC, hereby declared the petition as failed, invalid, ineffective and incompetent entirely to activate the recall of Sen Dino Melaye.
“The petition is also not qualified for (Referendum) which could have been the next stage according to law haven’t failed woefully to secure just 5.34% out of the constitutionally required 50% +1.”
The results was announced in the presence of agents, media, civil society organization present, observers and security agencies.
Results:
(1). KOGI (KOTON KARFE LGA)
TOTAL NUMBERS OF REGISTERED VOTERS.—– 46, 727.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES ON THE PETITIONS.—– 24, 459.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES AT VERIFICATION. 2, 566.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES VERIFIED. 2, 335.
(2). KABBA BUNU
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES ON THE PETITIONS. 27, 910
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATARIES AT VERIFICATION. 2, 150
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATARIES VERIFIED. 2, O35.
3. IJUMU.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF REGISTERED VOTERS— 46, 810.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURE ON THE PETITION— 24, 389.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES AT VERIFICATION— 2, 811.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES VERIFIED.—- 2, 664.
(4). YAGBA EAST.
TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS.—- 35, 329.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURE ON THE PETITION—- 18, 229.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES AT VERIFICATION … 3, 580.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES VERIFIED…. 3, 506.
(5). KABBA BUNU.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF REGISTERED VOTERS 5, 309
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES ON THE PETITIONS. 27, 910
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATARIES AT VERIFICATION. 2, 150
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATARIES VERIFIED. 2, O35.
(6). MOPA AMURO.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF REGISTERED VOTERS…. 18, 350
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES ON THE PETITION…. 9, 173.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES AT VERIFICATION… 729.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATARIES VERIFIED…. 710.
THERE WAS VIOLENCE AT MOPA TOWARDS THE END OF THE EXERCISE, WERE 6 POLLING UNITS WAS AFFECTED. A CIVIL DEFENCE OFFICER WAS BEATEN TO PULP, WHILE SAME THUGS CHASED AWAY POLICEMEN. AS A RESULT OF THE SKIRMISHES RESULTS OF SIX POLLING UNITS WERE CANCELLED.
(7). YAGBA WEST LGA.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF REGISTERED VOTERS….. 35, 506
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES ON THE PETITION…. 19, 444
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES AT VERIFICATION… 4, 221
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATARIES VERIFIED…. 3, 729.
(7). LOKOJA LGA
TOTAL NUMBERS OF REGISTERED VOTERS… 109, 105
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES ON THE PETITION…. 66, 266.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATURES AT VERIFICATION…. 4, 810.
TOTAL NUMBERS OF SIGNATARIES VERIFIED… 3, 763.

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