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Court To Determine Adamawa Supplementary Poll Thursday – INEC



The Adamawa Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says, the conduct of governorship supplementary polls in the 44 units in the  state, would be subject to the determination of the substantive suit before a Yola high court.
Barrister Kassim Gaidam, the REC said, the commission had been served with the court order, and a team of legal luminaries to be headed by SAN from the headquarters,would appear to defend INEC in the case on Thursday.
Gaidam said INEC in its tradition of compliance with court order, would respect the outcome of tomorrow’s suit over the supplementary election in the state.
” I want to confirm to you today that, in deed a court oder was served on the commissioner headquarters.
The commission in its  usual very good tradition of compliant with court orders, sent appropriate notices to file counter motions and counter originating summons, and the commission would be represented by a team headed by SAN  before the high court here in Yola tomorrow.
 “We would be waiting to hear whatever, the outcome and the decision the court would take tomorrow, INEC would certainly comply with the decision.
“If election is going to take place, the commsion so hold stake meeting  on Friday, involving all the political for smooth conduct of the polls.
He said the order is not connected to the by-elections of Nasarawo/Binyeri, where a candidate for the House of Assembly elections died and few units in Uba/Gaya in Hong LGA of the state.
The REC said all thing bean equal, the materials for the supplementary election, are in good custody of the central bank of Nigeria (CBN),  in collaboration with security agencies to ensure hitch free conduct of the supplementary polls.
He reiterated that the governorship supplementary elections would be contested  by all the 29 candidates in the state.
It would be recalled, Yola high court has granted injunction restraining the INEC in  state from conducting supplementary election, slated for 23 March  in 44 units, where elections was declared inconclusive.
The presiding judge, Justice Abdul-Aziz Waziri, said the request for restrain  filed by Rev Eric Theman, Governorship candidate  of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD), in the state, over absence of the party logo on the ballot paper.
Justice Waziri after going  through the two affidavits , held that the request has merit and therefore granted the request.
The Judge ruled that all the processes relating to the suit be served to Adamawa INEC in Yola in compliance with Order 6 of the Court.
Waziri said  all the processes relating to the suit be served to Adamawa INEC in Yola in compliance with Order 6 of the Court and the case was adjourned for Thursday March 21 in the state.


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