Imo North senatorial: INEC refuses to make findings public
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists it won’t make public the outcome of the investigation by its committee on Imo North senatorial district election.
Mallam Mohammed Haruna, an INEC commissioner and member of the Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement on Tuesday, also added that the development was as a result of ex-parte order served on the commission.
Recall that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, had sued INEC a day after it set up the committee, PUNCH Nigeria reports.
Hearing on the suit is slated for 30 April 2019.
Haruna said, “Further to our statement of 4, April 2019 on the setting up of a committee by INEC to investigate the veracity or otherwise of allegations of misconduct in the Imo North senatorial election, the commission wishes to inform the public that the committee has completed its assignment.
“However, the commission has been served 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 9 March 2019, pending the determination of the application for prohibition.”
“The case which was instituted by Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, the All Progressives Congress, candidate, against INEC a day after it set up committee has been adjourned to 30, April 2019 for hearing.”