Adamawa Guber: Court orders INEC to hold supplementary election

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A High Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, has given the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, green light to conduct a supplementary election in the state.

The court vacated the order restraining INEC from conducting the supplementary governorship election in the state.

The trial judge, Justice Abdulaziz Waziri, while vacating the order held that, “Election is a constitutional matter; this court would not be used to breach the process.”

Reacting to the ruling, counsel to the second and third defendants, Joe Kyari Gadzama (SAN), said: “Half bread is better than none; the judge has vacated the ex parte order but assumed jurisdiction in the substantive matter.

“I was at the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday when the ruling about Bauchi governorship election was delivered and I’ve applied for a copy of the judgment to help guide his lordship on this matter.”

INEC’s Returning Officer in the state, Prof. Andrew Haruna, had declared the election inconclusive following the cancellation of 4,988 votes in 44 polling units spread across 14 local government areas of the state.

 

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