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RIVERS GUBER POLL: Court denies AAC’s request to stop collation and announcement of results

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has turned down the prayer of the African Action Alliance (AAC) to stop the collation of results of the governorship election in Rivers State.

The Court ruled that it could not grant the request of the governorship Candidate of the Party, Awara Biokpomabo without hearing from the other side.

In their prayers, the candidate and his party had requested the court to issue an order stopping the collation and announcement of results from seventeen Local Government Areas in the State where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) supervised elections on March 9.

But the presiding justice, Inyang Ekwo on Wednesday explained his limitation in granting such an ex parte application without hearing from all concerned parties.

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Ekwo said, “The orders as prayed in the ex parte are not such that can be granted without hearing from the order side.

“I therefore make an order that the process be served on the other side for them to come to court to show cause why the prayer sought ought not to be granted.

“Therefore, the prayers on the ex parte motion are hereby refused,” he said.

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