Court Harmonises Suits Seeking To Stop Melaye’s Recall

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday harmonised two different suits seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from initiating the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) from the Senate.

NAN reports that Justice Nnamdi Dimgba allowed for the suits filed by Melaye and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be harmonised, considering their similarities.

The application to consolidate the APC suit to the one filed by Melaye was brought by counsel for the party, Mr. O.D. Atoyebi.

Dimgba said that he was mindful to grant the application which was formerly before Justice John Tsoho, in order to avoid conflicting judgments.

He, therefore, directed the APC’s lawyer to serve all processes on all the parties.

Justice Dimgba said that it was in the interest of justice that the parties be joined since the issue at stake affected their interests.

He adjourned the matter until August 11 to hear the substantive matter.

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