Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday it had suspended all preparations for the conduct of governorship by-election in Adamawa earlier scheduled for October 11.
A statement signed by Musa Adamu, the Acting Secretary of INEC, in Abuja said the suspension was in compliance with the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja.
“The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, delivered judgment in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/545/2014 between Barrister Bala James Ngilari and Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly and five others.”
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“The Court declared that Barrister Bala James Ngilari did not resign from his office as Deputy Governor of Adamawa State as required by the Constitution and granted, among others, an order restraining INEC from conducting a by-election to fill the office of Governor of Adamawa State.”
“In compliance with the court order, INEC hereby suspends all preparations for the conduct of governorship by-election in Adamawa State, which was scheduled to hold on Saturday,” it said.