The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed, popularly known as Binani, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to halt further action on the ongoing governorship election in Adamawa State.
Recall that Binani had been declared winner of the election on Sunday morning by the Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in Adamawa, Hudu Yunusa Ari.
How that call was purportedly voided by INEC headquarters, who sad a REC was not the proper person to declare a winner of an election, but the returning officer. It was also gathered that at the time Binani was declared winner by the REC, collatin of results was still ongoing.
However, in an application ex-parte application marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/510/2023, Binani, applied for leave of the court to allow her to seek “an order of prohibition and certiorari removing to this court for the purpose of being set aside the administrative decision of the 1st Respondent made on 16th April 2023 in respect of the declaration of the winner from the gubernatorial election of Adamawa State held on the 18th of March, 2023 and the supplementary election held on 15th April 2023.”
As well as an order of the court, “preventing the 1st Respondent, its agent, assign or any person acting on its behalf from taking any further steps towards the declaration of the winner from the gubernatorial election of Adamawa State held on the 18th of March and the supplementary election held on 15th April 2023, pending the determination of the application for judicial review”.
The APC was listed as the 2nd Applicant in the suit that was filed by a team of lawyers led by Hussain Zajariyau, SAN, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate/incumbent governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri, were cited as 1st to 3rd Respondents.