Court orders INEC to include other disputed units in Bayelsa supplementary poll
The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to include disputed units in today’s supplementary election for Brass Constituency 1.
The court, presided over by Justice E. Inyang, made the order in a motion ex parte filed by Preye Brodrick and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against INEC.
The court ruled that INEC should conduct supplementary elections in polling units 11 to 16, units 1 to 10 and 17 to 21 of Ward 6 in Brass Constituency 1 of the state today or any other day determined by it (INEC).On grounds for the application, the plaintiff had told the court that elections did not hold in the affected units.
The court said by the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the elections this year, the elections were deemed to be postponed and supplementary elections ought to be conducted in the said units. “It is in the interest of justice to grant the prayers sought,” the Judge ruled. The court upheld all the grounds while making the order.
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