The ‘Dust’ from the March 9, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections are yet to clear off. The High Court sitting in Yola, has vacated the ex parte motion stopping the conduct of the Adamawa supplementary election by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
Adamawa state was one of the states rescheduled for supplementary elections. INEC earlier declared the poll inconclusive after results from all the 21 local government areas in the state have been collated.
On March 14, the court ordered an injunction restraining INEC from conducting a supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State which was the reason for the state exclusion in the March 23 Re- run elections.
Justice Waziri in the order said: “I hereby make the following orders: The defendant herein the Independent National Electoral Commission is restrained whether by themselves, their agents, servants, representatives, nominees or any other person from proceeding with the supplementary election with respect to Adamawa State Governorship pending the hearing and determination of Motion on notice.
In a judgment delivered on March 26, 2019, the presiding Judge, Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri, vacated the order in a ruling he delivered.
The court vacated the order following the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the poll in 44 polling units in the state. Delivering a ruling, Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri, held that the court had jurisdiction to entertain the case.
Justice Waziri also granted the oral application by counsel to PDP gubernatorial candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, Mr Joe Gadzama (SAN) and counsel to PDP, Mr Hamidu Tukur to join the suit as interested party.
However, Wednesday has been fixed for hearing of the origination summons.