Just In: Court dismisses order stopping collation of Bauchi governorship election result

The Federal high Court sitting in Abuja, has dismissed its earlier order halting the collation of results of 9th March governorship election in Bauchi State.

Justice Inyang Ekwo in a judgment held that the court lacks the jurisdiction to stop the electoral body from performing its statutory function

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He consequently ordered INEC to go ahead with the collation and announcement of the winner of the election

Having upheld the preliminary objections of INEC, the court, held that going into the substantive suit will amount to a waste of the courts time.

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Justice Ekwo had on 18th March stopped INEC from proceeding with the collation, conclusion and announcement of the results of the 9th March governorship election held in Bauchi State

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