Court dismisses suit seeking to stop INEC from collating results in Rivers


A Federal High , sitting in Abuja, has dismissed the suit seeking to stop the (INEC) from collating results of the governorship election held in Rivers State on 9th March 2019.

Justice Inyang Ekwo in a Judgment held that the lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Justice Ekwo had on March 20th refused to grant an exparte motion filed by the candidate of the African action congress mister Biokpomabo Awara seeking to stop the collation, announment and conclusion of the elecrion wihtout hearing the . Instead the judge ordered that inec be put on notice. Having heard the suit in the main, the teial judge has held that the suit is lacking in merit and is hereby dismissed.

Delivering Judgement, Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that once an election is held the Federal high or the state high can not assume or exercise jurisdiction over such matters, as it is the duty of the election petition tribunal.

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