ANIETIE UDOBIT,NASS ABUJA
The National Assembly (NASS) resumed from its two-month annual vacation today.
The two legislative chambers – Senate and House of Representatives – are expected to work on several bills and other matters of national importance when plenary resumes.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have arrived at the National Assembly Complex to inform Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye on receipt of the petition on his recall.
The officials who were spotted at the door of Melaye’s office with heavy documents believed to be the petition met a locked office.
Melaye’s is aides were not also seen around the office to receive the petition.
The documents were dumped at the entrance of his office in the National Assembly.
The embattled lawmaker had on Monday said the 90-day deadline set for INEC by Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) had expired.
“I celebrate the obituary of the ‘Made in Taiwan’ recall exercise, while sympathising with the induced petitioners, who will obviously face charges of forgery and other criminal charges before a court of law very, very soon,” he had said.