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Monday, 18 September 2017

Court to INEC: Serve documents to Melaye

Court to INEC: Serve documents to Melaye

Dino Melaye

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make further attempt to ensure personal services of documents relating to the recall of Senator Dino Melaye on him.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba made gave the directive when INEC informed the court about its ex-parte motion for substituted service.

INEC said its motion was informed by its inability to serve Melaye with the petition for his recall and other list of voters who endorsed the petition.

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The court, in a judgment on September 11, said although it was not mandatory, INEC should avail Melaye with the petition and list containing the signature of voters who signed the petition to enable him prepare for the recall process.

When lawyers to parties appeared before the court on Monday, lawyer to INEC, S. O. Ibrahim, informed the court about his pending ex-parte motion for substituted service of the petition on Melaye.

Lawyer to Melaye, Nkem Okoro also told the court that he has filed a number of applications, including one for stay of execution of the court’s judgment and also challenging the court’s jurisdiction to hear INEC’s ex-parte motion.

He said Melaye would be back in the country between September 25 and 26 for the resumption of the Senate.

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