Bauchi guber: INEC reacts to court order on collation of governorship results

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reacted to the decision by court to stop resumed collation of governorship election results from Tafawa Balewa local government area.

DAILY POST reports that an Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to stop further collation, conclusion and announcement of the result of the governorship election in Bauchi State held on March 9, 2019.

The court gave the order following an ex parte application filed by the Governor of Bauchi State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mohammed Abubakar.

Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the order would last till the determination of the suit brought before the court by the two plaintiffs.

Reacting, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, while speaking to Daily Trust, said that the commission has received the Court Order and had stopped the collation process.

“We have received the court order to stop collation of results but we will go ahead with the collation of the state House of Assembly elections result for Tafawa Balewa which was not affected by the Courts Order,” Abdullahi said.

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