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2023: INEC Dragged To Court Over Eligible ‘Candidates’ List

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Sep 9, 2022

2023: Use Your PVCs For Election, Not To Open Bank Accounts - INEC Chairman Tells Nigerian Youths

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been sued by the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for allegedly publishing the names of candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who didn’t emerge through valid primary elections in Kaduna State.

According to the NNPP, the candidates submitted by the APC to the electoral body  did not emerge through due process as prescribed by the Electoral Act and other extant laws.

The case was filed before Justice Hadiza Shagari of a Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna.

The party in the suit asked the court to compel INEC to do the right thing by removing the candidates of the APC from the list of eligible candidates for the 2023 General Elections in Kaduna State.

The case which came up for mention on Friday challenged the APC’s governorship and state assembly candidates’ list published by INEC on July 22.

It was adjourned to September 15 for hearing.

Justice Hadiza adjourned the case on the grounds that parties were yet to be served the necessary documents and processes.

INEC Gives Assurance On 2023 Election Results

Meanwhile, INEC has given assurances that the results of the 2023 elections can’t be manipulated.

INEC said the nature of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) gives no room for the manipulation of results during electronic transmission.

The special adviser to the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Prof. Mohammad Kuna gave the assurance days back during a panel discussion at a two-day workshop organised by the National Peace Committee (NPC) headed by former Head of States, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) and The Kukah Centre.

This article was originally published on Naija News