Adamawa: High Court Restrains INEC From Conducting Supplementary Polls
A high court in Yola has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from conducting the supplementary election in Adamawa due to the omission of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy, MRDD, logo on the ballot paper.
It would be recalled that the Adamawa State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had earlier claimed a plot by state government to use the High court to restrain INEC from conducting the rerun elections slated for March 23, 2019.
Mr. Tahir Shehu, the state PDP chairman, who made the allegation on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to play his fatherly role by ensuring that the March 9 inconclusive governorship election was concluded and to show that he is for “all of us in Adamawa State and the country at large”.
“The desperate move by the leadership of Adamawa State government to upturn the mandate of the people through the court has come to our attention. Part of The alleged moves is to lobby the presidency to cause the state High Court to slam INEC with an injunction, restraining it from conducting the rerun elections”.
“They intend to use a governorship candidate, who allegedly claimed that the logo of his party is omitted on the ballot in the last governorship election to achieve the goal,” he said.