The Abuja branch of the Federal High Court has refused to grant a fresh application by the African Action Congress to stop the collation of Rivers State’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
AAC approached the court seeking an order to stop the collation and announcement of results from seventeen Local Government Areas in the State where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, supervised on March 9.
The presiding justice, Inyang Ekwo held that the ex parte application brought before him by the AAC and its candidate, Awara Biokpomabo was such that the court cannot grant without hearing the other side.
Ekwo said, “The orders as prayed in the ex parte are not such that can be granted without hearing from the order side.
“I therefore make an order that the process be served on the other side for them to come to court to show cause why the prayer sought ought not to be granted.
“Therefore, the prayers on the ex parte motion are hereby refused,” he said.
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