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Lawyer sues INEC

Lawyer sues INEC

......prays Court to order electoral body to conclude legislative rerun elections in Rivers State.

A human rights lawyer has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission to a Federal High Court sitting in  Port Harcourt. In the suit filed by Barr. Godspower Egbule, the lawyer is praying the court to oder INEC to conclude the legislative rerun elections for Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency and Etche Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

It will be recalled that elections in the Federal and State Constituencies in Etche LGA were postponed indefinitely by INEC citing electoral violence that characterised the December 10, 2016 rerun elections in the constituencies. INEC is yet to schedule a new date for the elections.
The suit, which came up today, saw Barr. Godspower Egbule moving an ex-parte application to serve INEC & Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, the 1st and 2nd Defendants at the INEC Headquarters, Abuja. While granting the prayer in the ex-parte application, the presiding Judge granted the Plaintiffs leave to serve INEC & Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu at the INEC office in Abuja.

The matter was adjourned to 21st day of March 2017 for hearing.

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