•INEC moves to vacate order
•PDP, lawyers kick, say court lacks jurisdiction
Davidson Iriekpen in Lagos, Adedayo Akinwale and Alex Enumah in Abuja
The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from resuming the collation of results of the governorship election held in Bauchi State on March 9, 2019.
The order obtained ex parte by the state Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, and his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in the court of Justice Inyang Ekwo, was however, challenged immediately by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which was asked to come back to court to argue its motion on jurisdiction today.
The electoral body was also in court yesterday to challenge the order and its motion to vacate it was adjourned till today.
The PDP and senior lawyers were swift to react to the development yesterday, saying the court acted without jurisdiction, contending that the matter being…