A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to go proceed with its planned collation and announcement of the results of the governorship election in Bauchi State held on March 9.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja issued the ordered following an ex-parte application filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar.
According to the judge, the restraining order is to last till the determination of the suit brought before the court by the plaintiffs.
But Justice Ekwo also ordered an accelerated hearing in the matter with effect from tomorrow March 20, 2019, asking the two parties to appear in his court for the hearing.
In the ex-parte motion, the APC and Mr Abubakar asked for an order of interim injunction restraining INEC from resuming, concluding or announcing the result of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State in respect of the governorship election.