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Court refuses to stop INEC from using card reader

2015-03-03 14:10
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Moves by four political parties to thwart the use of card readers for the 2015 general elections have suffered a setback, reports National Mirror.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday turned down the request of the parties to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from using the machines during the elections.

In his ruling on an ex-parte application by four political parties, Justice Ademola, said that although the applicants successfully established their legal rights to bring the suit, he noted that there was nothing urgent in the request to warrant an exparte order without hearing from INEC.

Also read: Card readers constitutional, says INEC

The four parties challenging the use of the card readers are United Democratic Party (UDP), Action Alliance (AA), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and Alliance for Democracy (AD).

The four parties were among the 16 parties that supported the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in objecting to the conduct of the elections as earlier scheduled.

Read more at National Mirror.

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