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Adamawa: Court Vacates Injunction, Supplementary Election Holds Thursday

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An Adamawa State High Court has vacated the injunction stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting the governorship supplementary election in the state.

The court vacated the order on Tuesday.

INEC had declared the March 9 governorship election in the state as inconclusive.

The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Andrew Haruna, had made the declaration while announcing the results on March 11 at the collation centre in the state capital.

Haruna stated that the margin of the lead of 32,476 between the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) was less than the 40,988 votes that were cancelled.

Meanwhile, the supplementary election failed to hold in Adamawa owing to a suit filed against INEC by the governorship candidate of the Movement for Restoration and Defence for Democracy (MRDD), Mustafa Shaba.

Shaba had challenged the electoral body over the omission of his party’s logo on the electoral materials used in the March 9 governorship election.

Following the latest development, INEC has fixed Thursday, March 28, 2019, to conduct the governorship supplementary election in Adamawa.

The electoral umpire announced this on Tuesday via its verified Twitter handle.

It explained that the exercise would be conducted in 14 local government areas of the state, with a total of 40,988 registered voters.

According to INEC, the electorate will go to 44 polling units to take part in the exercise which will take place between 8 am and 2pm in 29 Registration Areas.

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