Court Stops INEC From Giving Certificate Of Return To Akpabio’s Opponent

Justice Valentine Ashi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) tribunal sitting in Apo, Abuja ordered the freelance National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remain action on the issuing of a certificate of come to any candidate in Akwa Ibom North West legislator district election. Naija News Understands that the justice gave the order on Friday, following AN application with suit No ‘FCT/HC/M/2680/19’, with legislator Godswill Akpabio because the somebody. She restrained the respondent within the suit – the freelance National Electoral Commission (INEC) – from issue any certificate, unfinished the determination of the suit before the court. In AN exparte motion dated Feb twenty eight, 2019, with AN legal document oust to by one Daniel Idoko and filed on March one, legislator Akpabio prayed the court for leave to use for “judicial review for the issuing of official document of judicial writ, prohibition, injunction, and different declarative reliefs” against INEC. He additionally asked the court to direct the respondent to remain more action, ”particularly more action in respect of issuing of certificate of come to any candidate in respect of the seat of the legislator representing Akwa Ibom North West legislator district on the account of election hung on the twenty third Feb 2019.” Granting the order, Justice Ashi aforesaid there was “some advantage, particularly with reference to the necessity to stay things in established order.” “ Leave is herewith granted to the somebody to use for review for the issuing of a official document of judicial writ prohibition injunction and different declarative reliefs against the respondent,” she control. The decide more ordered a keep of issuing of a certificate of come to any candidate in respect of the seat as wanted by the somebody. She adjourned the case until March eight for hearing and directed the parties to 1st address the court on jurisdiction on the following adjourned date. Criminals have you ever seen a video of international observers testifying however @SenatorAkpabio & subunit. It’s enang exploitation thugs to grab ballot papers and write results. — Camillus Henry (@IamRealKenny) March one, 2019

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