Court Stops INEC From Conducting Supplementary Guber Election in Adamawa

Court stops INEC

Samuel Akpan

An Adamawa State High Court sitting in Yola has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting supplementary governorship election in the state.

Justice Abdulaziz Waziri of the court gave the verdict following a petition filed by Rev. Eric Theman, governorship candidate of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRRD), challenging the non-inclusion of his party logo in the March 9 gubernatorial elections.

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Recall that the state governorship election was proclaimed inconclusive by the electoral body after collation of results from the 21 LGAs of the state indicated that the margin of lead between the PDP and APC was lower than the number of registered voters in polling units where voting was cancelled.

The PDP had polled 367,471 votes to lead the APC who scored 334,995; living a margin of 32,467.

INEC had scheduled March 23 for the conduct of supplementary election in 44 polling units where voting either did not hold during the March 9 governorship election or was cancelled.

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