A High Court in Adamawa State has barred the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting the supplementary gubernatorial election scheduled to hold in the state on March 23rd.
The commission announced Tuesday that it would conduct a supplementary election on March 23 in the affected polling units.
The election in the state had been declared inconclusive by INEC after it collated results from the 21 LGAs of the state and found that the margin of lead between the two leading parties, PDP and APC, was lower than the number of registered voters in polling units where voting was cancelled.
However, the High Court in Yola, presided by Justice Abdulaziz Waziri, granted an interim injuction by the governorship candidate of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRRD), Rev Eric Theman, stopping INEC from conducting the supplementary polls in the 44 polling units where voting during the March 9 governorship election was cancelled.
Theman had filed for the injunction on the premise of non-inclusion of his party logo for the governorship election.