The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, says its committee has completed an investigation on allegations of misconduct in Imo North Senatorial election.
Naija News reports that the commission made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday evening by Mallam Mohammed Haruna, its National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee.
The commission noted in the statement that it has been issued with an ex parte order halting further action on the matter.
“The order, issued by the Federal High Court Abuja on 9th April 2019, specifically ordered the Commission to stay “ALL FURTHER PROCEEDINGS AND ACTIONS by the Respondent (INEC) pertaining, relating or connected with the declaration of Imo North Senatorial District election results of 23 February and 9th March 2019, pending the determination of the application for prohibition.”
The statement added that: “The case, which was instituted by Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate against INEC a day after it set up Committee, has been adjourned to 30th April 2019 for hearing.”