The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has suspended additional proceedings and actions on the Imo North senatorial election consequence, which it earlier declared inconclusive in March.
The fee in a press release signed by Malam Mohammed Haruna, INEC Nationwide Commissioner and Member, Info and Voter Schooling Committee, mentioned the choice was in compliance with an ex-parte order issued on the fee.
Haruna mentioned that the committee arrange by INEC to research allegations of misconducts in the course of the elections, which was held on Feb. 23 and supplementary on March 9, had been served with courtroom order on the election.
He mentioned, “Additional to our assertion of April four on the establishing of a Committee by INEC to research the veracity or in any other case of allegations of misconduct within the Imo North Senatorial election, the Fee needs to tell the general public that the Committee has accomplished its task.
“Nonetheless, the Fee has been served with an ex-parte order halting additional motion on the matter.
“The order, issued by the Federal Excessive Courtroom Abuja on April 9, 2019, particularly ordered the Fee to remain “all additional proceedings and actions by the respondent (INEC) pertaining, relating or linked with the declaration of Imo North Senatorial District election outcomes of Feb. 23 and March 9, pending the willpower of the appliance for prohibition”.
The case, which was instituted by Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, in opposition to INEC a day after it arrange the Committee, has been adjourned till April 30 for listening to.
The Feb. 23 election was declared inconclusive on the allegations of poll field snatching, kidnapping of electoral officers and manipulation of the method, whereas supplementary election was held on March 9.