A Federal High court sitting in Abuja has pend collation and announcements of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following a suit filed against it by the Action Alliance Congress candidates in the state.
You may recall that INEC had earlier suspended results in the state following gross violence which marred the March 9 gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections.
However, the electoral umpire later said that results for 17 out of 23 local government area’s where in order and was set to reveal its next step on Wednesday, 21 March 2019.
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Justice Iyang Ewa suspended the commission from planned resumption of the announcement of results citing a an ex parte application filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) candidates, Mr. Biokpomabo Monday.
Mr. Awara had filed a suit seeking for an order of interim injunction stopping INEC from resuming, collating or announcing the results of the suspended elections in the state.
Justice Ewa declared that INEC should appear before the the court on Friday, 22 March 2019, for hearing on the matter.
Furthermore, He conceded that the court would make its final decree it finalizes the suits brought before it by the plaintiffs.
Meanwhile, the Rivers state commissioner of Information, Emma Okah has said that there is no injunction stopping the collation of results in the state, Vangurd reports.