Edo suspends council election

The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) on Friday announced the suspension of the state local government election earlier scheduled for April 19, over a court judgement.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) following the crisis in the party dragged the commission to a Federal High Court in Abuja for not giving the mandatory 90 days notice of election.

The decision to suspend the election is contained in a statement signed by Emmanuel Abebe on behalf of the chairman of the commission, retired Justice James Oyomire, and made available to newsmen in Benin.

The statement reads; “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public that due to the content of the publication in the Vanguard Newspaper of 7th April 2022.

“By which the Federal High Court Abuja restrained the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission from conducting the Local Government Elections in the State scheduled for 19th April 2022,

“All processes leading to the conduct of the said elections are hereby suspended, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice,” the statement said

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