A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declined an ex-parte motion filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State, Aisha Dahiru Ahmed, aka. Binani, seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission from taking further action on the ongoing governorship election in the state.
Binani had on Monday approached the court through her lawyers, asking for an order barring INEC from taking further action on her declaration as Governor-Elect by the now suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Hudu Yunus Ari.
However, the Court, on Tuesday, aside from declining to hear the ex parte application filed by Senator Binani also asked her lawyers to address it on the jurisdiction to entertain the motion, according to Naija News.
As well as an order of the court, “preventing the 1st Respondent, its agent, assign or any person acting on its behalf from taking any further steps towards the declaration of the winner from the gubernatorial election of Adamawa State held on the 18th of March and the supplementary election held on 15th April 2023, pending the determination of the application for judicial review”.
Whereas the APC was listed as the 2nd Applicant in the suit that was filed by a team of lawyers led by Hussain Zajariyau (SAN), the Independent National Electoral Commission, Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate/incumbent governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri, were cited as 1st to 3rd Respondents.