INEC postpones Adamawa supplementary governorship election

INEC postpones Adamawa supplementary governorship election

- The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will comply with a court order stopping it from conducting the governorship supplementary election in Adamawa state

- The spokesperson for the electoral commission, Festus Okoye, notes that INEC has equally taken steps to vacate and dismiss the court order

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it will adhere to a court order stopping it from conducting the Adamawa supplementary governorship election.

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The spokesperson, for the electoral commission, Festus Okoye, made the disclosure during a briefing on Thursday, March 21, Premium Times reports.

“While the commission has also complied with the order, it has equally taken steps to vacate this and dismiss the action,”Okoye said.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that Adamawa state high court in Yola on Thursday, March 21, ordered the INEC not to conduct the governorship supplementary election pending the determination of a counter affidavit filed by the electoral body challenging the statutory jurisdiction of the court to entertain a post-election matter.

According to Sahara Reporters, Justice Abdulaziz Waziri adjourned the mater till next week Tuesday, March 26, for ruling. The judge cited personal health condition as the reason for the adjournment.

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INEC declared the governorship election inconclusive in Adamawa, Benue, Bauchi, Plateau, Kano and Sokoto states because the margin of victory was less than the cancelled votes in each state.

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