Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has described the recent court order obtained by Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from going ahead with the collation of the remaining governorship election result in the state as ‘Abracadabra’.
PoliticsNGR reports that a federal high court sitting in Abuja barred the commission from collating and announcing of the election results, which held in the state on March 9.
Justice Inyang Ekwo issued the order on Tuesday on the strength of an ex parte application filed by the APC and governor Abubakar, a day after the governor visited president Buhari at the Aso Villa, where he disclosed that the president gave him the go-ahead to take legal action against INEC.
Adeyanju, a staunch critic of the ruling government, who described the APCC-led government as ‘Remote Control government’ questioned the swiftness of the court process that ordered INEC to halt the collation process.
“INEC says it will do recount of Bauchi votes on Thursday last week. On Tuesday, the APC remote control government got an order from Court to stop the recount exercise. Question: when were Court processes filed? When were respondents served? Over the weekend? Abracadabra!
“How was judgment obtained so quickly? How was INEC served hurriedly? The mystery of Remote control,” he queried.