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Adamawa 2023: High Court rejects Senator Binani’s plea

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Adamawa 2023: High Court rejects Senator Binani’s plea

The Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to hear an ex-parte application the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Adamawa State governorship election, Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed, filed for an order to halt further action concerning the ongoing election in the state.

The court ordered her to address it on jurisdiction.

Recall that Senator Aisha had in the ex-parte application marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/510/2023, applied for leave of the court to allow her to seek, “an order of prohibition and certiorari removing to this court for the purpose of being set aside the administrative decision of the 1st Respondent made on 16th April 2023 in respect of the declaration of the winner from the gubernatorial election of Adamawa State held on the 18th of March, 2023 and the supplementary election held on 15th April 2023.”

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But in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, the court ordered the counsel that appeared for the Applicant, Mohammed Sheriff, to address whether or not it has the requisite jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Justice Ekwo thereafter adjourned the suit till April 26 for counsel to the applicant to address the court on the issue of jurisdiction.

Neptune Prime reports that the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa, illegally announced Senator Aisha as the winner of the Adamawa State supplementary election held on 15th April 2023 when counting was still ongoing.

Thereafter, INEC suspended results collation and issued a letter addressed to the Adamawa REC ordering him to stay away from the Commission’s offices with immediate effect until further notice.

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