Breaking: Adamawa governorship supplementary election can now hold - Court rules

Breaking: Adamawa governorship supplementary election can now hold - Court rules

A high court sitting in Yola, the capital of Adamawa, on Tuesday, March 26, vacated an order preventing the governorship supplementary election from taking place in the state.

The decision of the court, according to Channels Television, followed the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the supplementary election in 44 polling units in the state.

As a result of the suit, the supplementary governorship election did not hold in Adamawa on Saturday, March 23, when the exercise took place in other affected states of the federation.

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It was learnt that the suit was filed against INEC by the governorship candidate of the Movement for Restoration and Defence for Democracy (MRDD), Mustafa Shaba.

In the suit, Shaba alleged that his party’s logo was omitted on the electoral materials used in the March 9, governorship election.

Legit.ng earlier reported how a high court sitting in Yola restrained INEC from conducting the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa state.

Justice Abdulaziz Waziri of Adamawa state high court granted an interim injunction barring INEC from conducting the supplementary polls in the 44 polling units where voting either did not hold during the March 9 governorship election or was cancelled.

The order was given following a motion ex parte filed by Movement of Restoration for Defence of Democracy (MRPD), claiming that it's party logo was excluded from the ballot paper for the March 9 governorship election conducted in the state.

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INEC also announced that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won 13 seats of the Adamawa state House of Assembly.

The commission said in a statement by Rifkatu Maxwell, its Head of Voters Education and Publicity on Monday, March 25, in Yola, that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is the ruling party in the state, won 11 seats.

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