Following a court injunction given by the Federal High Court in Jos, which ordered INEC not to conduct the (proposed) re-run of Saturday election, the electoral body has, nonetheless, gone ahead to conduct the election, and has already dispatched its members, staff and the ad-hoc staff to the Langtang South local government council constituency to the State House of Assembly.
Conscience Triumph was reliably informed by a source in the INEC office that, no order was given to INEC to “stay action” from any election from the Federal High Court.
In this case, the PDP has, therefore, urged its party members to disassociate themselves from ‘this act of illegality,’ and called on all its members to stay alert and resist ‘this illegality’ by INEC and its cohorts on Saturday.
A statement to this effect was duly signed and issued to newsmen on Friday, by the Publicity Secretary of PDP, Hon John T. Akans, in Plateau state.
The statement said, inter-alia, “Once a matter is before the court of law, all actions most stay, especially when there is an application for injunction; parties must restrain themselves for taking any action that is inimical to the unfinished proceedings.”
It stated further that all relevant security agencies, including INEC, have been duly served with the court order.