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Adamawa Supplementary Elections in state of uncertainty, As Court Set Ruling for Tuesday

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Adamawa state supplementary exam set for the 23rd of March, 2019 will not hold as a state high court has set Tuesday 26th of March, 2019 as a date for ruling on an injunction seeking to annul the governorship elections in Adamawa state.

The Adamawa state Resident electoral Commissioner had on Wednesday, said the commission will abide by court decision on the rescheduled governorship electtions in the state and would go ahead with the reruns for two state house of assembly seats.

The counsel to the PDP, Joe Kyari Gadzama, said the ruling on Tuesday, “Would determine the application on notice as to whether the injunction should be granted or not, on whether the preliminary objection would be granted or denied.

“The court will rule on whether it has the jurisdiction to hear the matter or not, the court would also rule on whether MRDD fielded candidates for governorship and deputy governorship as far as Adamwa governorship elections are concerned or whether they have any locus standi to approach the court, and on whether their matter and application has any merit before the court in view of the time constraints in view of the fact that elections must be concluded.

“Because the supreme court has held in a plethora of cases that where elections is inconclusive, the matter is no longer with the regular court.

“Elections has started and because elections is not an event but a process which has a beginning and a necessary end, therefore the battle ground now is the tribunal and not the regular court, whether the state or federal high court, so these are the fundamental issues to be resolved.”

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