As part of processes for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District, the verification exercise began peacefully on Saturday, but with low turnout.
A correspondent of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the exercise, which started at 8.00 a.m. in the two local governments reports that less than 20 per cent of petitioners had come out as at mid-day.
Musa Iliasu, an electoral officer said only 18 had been verified but added that it was only INEC that would say which signature was genuine or otherwise.
A member representing Lokoja II at the State House of Assembly, Doris Ndakwo stated that the process was new and people did not quite understand. While commending the peaceful conduct of the exercise, she said that some of the petitioner could not find their names on the list.
One of the petitioners at Lokoja Club polling unit Ward A, unit 016, Samuel Olukotun, threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for allegedly listing him and his wife as petitioners in the recall bid.