After Court Ruling, INEC Stops Collation Of Bauchi Guber ResultsFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
BAUCHI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hours after a court order, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of the Bauchi State Governorship election.
The State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, announced this at a press briefing Tuesday.
The REC specified that the action was in line with a ruling by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja restraining the Commission from resuming fresh collation.
The ruling followed a suit filed against INEC action by the incumbent Governor Mohammed Abubakar
Among others, Governor Abubakar prayed the court to compel INEC to go ahead with its supplementary election which has been scheduled for this Saturday, March 23, 2019 alongside five other Northern States.
The Bauchi REC at the Tuesday briefing said: “As you are aware, we have been indulged by members of the press as to the news that in respect of the news making the rounds in respect of Tafawa Balewa’’.
“So I am to inform you formally that the Independent National Electoral Commission is in receipt of a court order restraining it from proceeding with the collation and announcement of results in respect of Tafawa Balewa only.
“I’m also to add that the order which was sort and granted does not include the Tafawa Balewa constituency, hence we will make arrangements to continue with the state constituency collation and subsequently announce the results’’ Mr. Abdullahi clarified.
He also affirmed that the order did not affect the state House of Assembly election. He therefore stated that the INEC would further the collation of Tafawa Balewa constituency and subsequently announce the winner.
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