Court Restricted INEC from organizing supplementary election in Adamawa


Yola High Court on Thursday restricted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from undertaking a supplementary Governorship Election in Adamawa, constant for March 23.

The ruling by Justice Abdul-Aziz Waziri, observed a request to that impact filed via suggest to the Adamawa Chapter of Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD), Mr Mustafa Shaba, over absence of the birthday party emblem on the ballot paper of the inconclusive election.

Delivering the ruling after going via the two affidavits in guide of the movement inclusive of that of intense urgency, Justice Waziri, held that the request has advantage and consequently turned into granted.

“After careful perusal of the annexure of the MRDD 1 to five along written address of suggest urging me to provide the application, I am of the view that the utility is pregnant with merit and must be granted.

“I hereby provide the subsequent order.

“The defendant right here in, the INEC is restrained whether by way of themselves, their executives, servants, privies, representative nominees or some other man or woman or persons from proceeding with the supplementary election in admire of Adamawa State Governorship pending the hearing and resolution of the Motion on Notice.”

The Judge dominated that every one the tactics referring to the suit be served to Adamawa INEC in Yola in compliance with Order 6 of the Court.

The case become adjourned till March 21 for hearing of movement for the interlocutory injunction.

Speaking to newsmen on the improvement, suggest to MRDD, Mr Mustafa Shaba stated the plaintiff, MRDD represented through the country chairman of the birthday party, Ibrahim Umar, rushed to the court docket to whinge in opposition to what he defined as “severe infraction”.

“The birthday celebration has come to courtroom and luckily the election has no longer been concluded to prevent INEC from similarly breaching of the birthday party’s candidate (Rev. Eric Theman) proper.

“We need the logo to be place and the election to begin afresh.

“What we practice for nowadays is for Interim injunction restraining INEC as it’s far for now from intending till the needful is finished,” Shaba said.

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