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Court orders INEC to accept candidates from Sheriff camp for Edo, Ondo polls

01 July 2016, 10:46

Abuja - A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to only recognise candidates endorsed by the Ali Modu Sheriff-led National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States, reports The Nation.

The interim order followed delivered by Justice Okon Abang was upon a suit filed by two governorship aspirants of the PDP in Edo and Ondo states – Chief Benson Akingboye (Ondo) and Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma (Edo).

This invariably invalidates any the primary elections organized by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction.

Also read: Sheriff insists on fresh Edo governorship primary

The judge directed INEC and the PDP and their agents to “recognise, deal with and accord all facilities required by law“(regarding the elections in Edo and Ondo states) to the Ali Modu Sheriff, Prof Wale Oladipo and Fatai Adeyanju led NWC, reports Punch

The judge said the interlocutory orders were to subsist pending the determination of the substantive suit marked: 

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