Nigerians may continue to see more drama as INEC, APC, and Federal High Court seems to be in disagreement with the outcome of the just concluded governorship elections.
Information reaching various media houses have that the Federal High Court in Abuja, has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from the plan to resume collation and announcement of result for the Bauchi governorship election which was earlier declared inconclusive.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal high court has halt the process to continue with collation of results. The order issued is based on an ex parte application filled by the incumbent Buchi state governor and APC governorship candidate, Mohammed Abubakar.
In the ex parte motion, the APC and the incumbent governor had asked the court of interim injunction restraining INEC from continuing with the collation process for Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi state.
It was recalled that Justice Ekwo on Monday, had ordered INEC to appear before the court to show reasons why the order sought by the two plaintiffs ought not to be granted.
However, counsel to the plaintiffs, Ahmed Raji, SAN, objected the application of INEC, stating that the order issued on Monday, asking the electoral body to show reason why the requests of the + should not been granted had not been obeyed.
Raji further stated that the ‘’business of the court should be centered on whether the earlier order had been complied with’’.
Justice Inyang Ekwo however, stated that since the exparte application was in writing and duly served on INEC, it is necessary for the defendant to appear before the court with a written or formal approach.
The justice adjourned the hearing to March 20, 2019 and however, restrained INEC from resuming collation of Tafawa Balewa Local government Area.