Elections 2019 Updates

March 27, 2019

Court to hear SDP case seeking cancellation of Rivers poll, April 1st

Court to hear SDP case seeking cancellation of Rivers poll, April 1st

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi voting in Ward 8, Unit 14 , Ubima in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State

By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT – A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has adjourned till 1st of April to hear the Interlocutory Injunction seeking the cancellation of the enter process of the governorship and state assembly elections conducted in the state.

European Union election observers going through the list of voters during the re-run of Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections in Jos on Saturday NAN

The case which was instituted by the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Rivers State Precious Elekema against the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Elekema and State Chairman of the party in the state are praying the court to compel INEC to cancel the entire electoral process and re-conduct fresh elections in the state.

When the matter was mentioned in court, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, through its lawyer, M.S Awudo, had filed a motion to be joined in the matter.

Awudo also filed counter affidavit dated 25th March against the prayers of the plaintiffs, but was opposed by counsel for the plaintiffs, Somina Eleaime, who requested for a date to file his response.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Henry Ochoma, after listening to the argument adjourned till 1st of April for definite hearing of the applications and possible judgement on the motions.

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