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Court Restrains AKISIEC From Conducting LGA Election October

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A High Court sitting in Uyo , the state capital of Akwa Ibom State has restrained the State Independent Electoral Commission ( AKISIEC) from conducting local government elections billed for October 31.

In an exparte motion filed by Uwemedimo Udoma, Okuku Saaforo, Uko Uduak Friday and others before the state Chief Judge Justice Godwin Abraham on Tuesday, August 25th , 2020, the applicants prayed the court to grant an interim injunction restraining the commission from conducting elections in the newly created wards as it would contravene sections 9,10,11 and 16 of the Constitution.

Counsel to the plaintiff, Barrister Imo, informed the court that the state electoral umpire has not fulfilled the relevant conditions as required by law.

Delivering judgment, the State Chief Judge, Justice Godwin Abraham granted prayers of the applicants pending the determination of the substantive suit and adjourned the matter till August 31st, 2020 for hearing and determination.

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