Imo Primaries: Court Restrains INEC, APC From Substituting Names Of Winners

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Updated November 9, 2018

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A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri the Imo State capital has issued an interim injunction restraining the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from substituting or publishing any names other than those of winners of the October 6 primaries.

Issuing the exparte order on Thursday, Justice Mohammad Salihu directed that all parties should maintain status quo except the publication of the applicant’s name until the final determination of the motion on notice before the court.

Justice Salihu then adjourned sitting till November 12, 2018.

Meanwhile, 20 members of the party in the state who were declared winners of the primaries at all levels, approached the court to receive the exparte order.

They had alleged that there were reports that the National Working Committee of the party had planned to substitute their names with other names of aspirants who did not win in the state’s primaries.