Kogi: INEC makes U-turn, to include SDP on ballot


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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it would complied with the court judgment ordering it to include the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its candidate, Natasha Akpoti, in the ballot for Kogi governorship election.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Justice Folashade Ogunbiyi-Giwa of the Federal High Court Abuja, in her judgment on a suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/1129/2019 has ordered INEC to include the party and its candidate in the Nov. 16, governorship election in the state.

Okoye also confirmed to NAN that the order would not affect the scheduled date for the conduct of the election.

The Court did not compel the commission to postpone the election. The Court ordered the Commission to put the Party on the ballot and we will comply,” Okoye said.

He, however, said that the commission had a duty and…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper