ADVERTISEMENT

Court order cannot stop Adamawa supplementary election – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained that the court order issued by a state High Court in Yola, restraining the commission from conducting the governorship supplementary election was ineffective.

Justice Abdulazeez Waziri had on Thursday granted an order stoping INEC from conducting the election in 44 polling units where election was cancelled during the governorship election held on 9th March.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fielding questions from newsmen, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Barrister Kassim Gaidam said the law did not empower courts to stop the election slated for 23rd March.

“Though we are not aware of any court restricting INEC, however let me tell you that court order will not stop any election,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Gaidam cited Section 87 sub (10), of the Electoral Act, thus:“nothing in this section shall empower the courts to stop the holding of primaries or general election or the processes thereof under this Act pending the determination of a suit”.

Daily Trust recalls that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, was leading his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla with 32,476 votes margin when the election was declared inconclusive on grounds that the margin of lead was lower that the total number of registered voters in polling units where election was cancelled.

Dear Esteemed reader,

As part of our drive to keep improving the content of our newspaper, we are conducting a readership survey to enable us serve you better.

Kindly take two minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire.

Thank you for your time. Click here to begin

Download Daily Trust News App

Get it on Google Play
Share this article

BREAKTHROUGH NATURAL CURE FOR PROSTATE ISSUES IN JUST 15 DAYS!!!

You Can Prevent PROSTATE CANCER!!!

Your PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT Is REVERSIBLE!!!

Don't Let It Threaten You!

To SHRINK And NORMALIZE Your PROSTATE Within 15 Days Without Surgery Or Chemical Drugs, Click Here!!!

Join us on


Share your story with us: 08189301900 (Whatsapp and SMS only) Email: dtonline@dailytrust.com

Complain about a story or Report an error and/or correction: +2348189301900

DISCLAIMER: Comments on this thread are that of the maker and they do not necessarily reflect the organizations stand or views on issues.