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Court dismisses Suit to Stop Election Collation in Bauchi



Court dismisses suit to stop Election collation in Bauchi State - BellaNaija

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

The federal high court in Abuja on Monday gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the nod to continue the collation and announcing of result of the governorship election that held in Bauchi State on March 9.

Punch reports that, in a judgement delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, he dismissed the suit to stop further collation lodged by All Progressives Congress (APC), and its candidate, Mohammed Abubakar who is the incumbent governor of the state.

He declined the jurisdiction to rule on the case claiming the plaintiff ought to have directed their complaints at the election tribunal. He said:

The defendant (INEC) should be allowed to continue its constitutional duty.

There is no legal impediment before the defendant to go on with the decision of the defendant to execute its decision in its press release.

It should be recalled that the court had initially ordered that the collation be suspended pending the decision of the court on the suit which had INEC as the defendant.