Senator Dino Melaye has successfully got the process for his planned recall extended as the case has now been moved to the Appeal Court.
A Federal High Court in Abuja ordered that the recall be moved, after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC withdrew its motion, seeking to get the right to serve the recall petition on Melaye through substituted means.
INEC had previously tried to serve him the motion in person but claimed he had been dodging. And Senator Melaye himself had gone to the court of appeal to challenge the ruling backing his recall process.
The trial judge subsequently directed all issues pertaining to the case be taken to the court of appeal.
INEC now has to wait for the Appeal Court verdict, in order to know whether to continue the process.