The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that it will comply with the court order to put an end to the supplementary Governorship election which was set to hold next Saturday.
The MRPD had filled a motion ex parte where it complained that its party logo was missing on the ballot Paper for the March 9th Governorship election conducted in the state. After the hearing, Justice Abdulaziz Waziri of State High Court 4 gave the order that the elections should be stopped.
During a press briefing in Yola, Kassim Gaidam, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC revealed that the commission was going to adhere to the order.
“There’s a court order, we’re going to obey the order as it is,” he said. Speaking further, Gaidam said it the commission would assemble a team of lawyers who would challenge the order in court.
“I want to confirm to you that today, indeed a court order was served on the commission’s headquarters; and the commission in its usual very good tradition of compliance with court orders has sent appropriate notices, filed counter motions and counter originating sermon.
“The commission will be represented by a team headed by a Senior Advocate before the High Court here in Yola tomorrow. And we would be waiting to hear the outcome or the decision the court will take tomorrow”.