INEC Fails to Restore Aniocha North Constituency II

Independent National Electoral COmmission (INEC) Serap

The reported failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to reinstate Anioma North Constituency II in Delta State after the Supreme Court order for the electoral body to ensure restoration of the constituency, has triggered fresh tension in the area.

Traditional rulers, elders, and leaders of Idumuje and Odiani clans in Aniocha North local government area wrote to the INEC National Chairman, Professor Mamood Yakubu, in February. They requested an audience with him over the commission’s inability to comply with the Supreme Court judgment.

The anxiety in the affected communities escalated after INEC failed to grant the request.

The affected communities in Aniocha North local government area, Delta state are:

  1. Idumuje-Unor
  2. Idumuje -Ugboko
  3. Ukwu Nzu
  4. Ugboba
  5. Idumuogo
  6. Ugbodu
  7. Ubulubu
  8. Anioma
  9. Ogodo

Habeeb Lawal and Associates, counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr. Akiah Humphrey Okolie and two other indigenes, followed up in a letter, dated March 8, entitled: “Notice of Contempt of Court and Disobedience of Court judgment”, to the INEC chairman, informing him that the electoral body had, since November 2019, declined to comply with the said judgment.

Author: Newstopz400

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