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Bauchi Governorship poll: PDP drags Justice Inyang to NJC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has petitioned the National Judicial Council over what it called the violation of the constitution and electoral act by Justice Ekwo Inyang of the federal high court by sitting on a matter that it said ought to have been handled by an election petition tribunal, as created by the provisions of laws.

The party noted that in granting an exparte order stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission from concluding the governorship election in Bauchi state, Justice Inyang violated section 87 sub section eleven of the electoral act, which states that no court has the power or jurisdiction to stop any election pending the determination of a suit.

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In an affidavit sworn to by the PDP’S national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, in Abuja  the party noted that issues of collation of results and declaration of winner, is a post-election event and, therefore, falls under the electoral act and constitutional provisions for the election petition tribunal.

Prince Secondus added that not only did Justice Inyang violate the clear provisions of the electoral act; the motion granted “is also an affront to the electoral wishes of the people of Bauchi state.

The chairman of the main opposition party urged the NJC to save the nation’s democracy by taking an urgent step against the alleged violations by Justice Inyang.

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