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INEC Chairman risks jail term

22 February 2016, 15:10

Awka - The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu risks going to jail for not obeying a court order over the lingering crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, reports New Telegraph.

Yakuba had allegedly disobeyed a court order by recognising candidates contained in the list of nominated candidates sent by interests other than the authentic party executive in the state.

Also read: Anambra PDP crisis deepens as secretary resigns

Yakubu has accepted the nomination from the caretaker committee, which produced Andy Uba and Stella Oduah as senators from Anambra State.

For disobeying its orders, the court has issued a notice of Consequence of Disobedience to Court Order, otherwise known as Form 48 on Yakubu and other officials of the commission.

Also served with the notice are the Commission’s Secretary, Augusta Ogakwu and its Director of Legal Services, Ibrahim Bawa (SAN).

In the Form 48, dated February 18, 2016 and signed by the Registrar of the court, the court warned the electoral body on the consequence of disobedience to its orders

Read more at New Telegraph.

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