Just in: Yola court voids suit seeking to cancel Adamawa governorship poll

Just in: Yola court voids suit seeking to cancel Adamawa governorship poll

- The suit by the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD) to cancel the Adamawa supplementary poll has been nullified

- The suit was filed by the MRDD's candidate, Eric Theman, who claimed that the logo of the party was omitted on the ballot papers

- However, Justice Abdulazeez Waziri dismissed the case, adding that Theman cannot prove that the said logo was omitted

The Yola high court presided over by Justice Abdulazeez Waziri has dismissed a suit by Eric Theman, the candidate of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD), seeking nullification of the Adamawa governorship rerun election.

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Theman had argued that the Adamawa governorship election should be cancelled, asking for another poll on the ground that the MRDD’s logo was omitted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on the ballot papers, Premium Times reports.

Delivering the verdict on Friday, March 29, Justice Waziri dismissed the case for lack of evidence, adding that Theman cannot prove that the said logo was omitted.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Adamawa state governorship election was concluded late Thursday, March 28, with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri, defeating the incumbent governor, Mohammed Bindow.

At the end of the announcement of results from the supplementary election, the PDP polled 10,480 votes while APC secured 1391 votes.

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