Lokoja Court Urged to Stop Council Polls in Omala LG



wada-idrisA High Court sitting in Lokoja,has once again been asked to stop the Kogi State Electoral Commission from conducting election into the chairmanship and councillorship positions of Omala local area.

In a suit instituted Akpa Salisu,Amodu Abdul Omada,Joseph Achimugu and three others who are councillorship aspirants for the May 4th,2013 council election in Omala,urged the court to determine whether KOSIEC can validly conduct Local Council Election in Omala as no primary election as well as that for selecting ad-hoc delegates where earlier conducted the PDP.

The claimants also in a written address of their application of originating summons, urged the court to determine whether KOSIEC can validly conduct local Council Poll in Omala without review, update and integration of voters register.

The suit which was instituted in High Court II holden in Lokoja,and fixed for mention on monday 21st,2013 also asked the court to determine whether KOSIEC can validly conduct election in the state as it has refused to display and publish copies of voters lists for verification exercise.

The suit the claimant also said KOSIEC was not properly constituted to conduct the May 4th election in the state as tenure has since expired and was never renewed.

The claimant urged the court to also determine whether the state chairman of KOSIEC who is a card carrying member of the PDP,and contested the House of Assembly Primaries in Kabba/Bunu consttuency can validly conduct local Election in Omala and extension the 21 Local Councils in the State.

The claimant who listed electoral laws 2004 and other authorities to up their claim,swore to an affidavit,joined Labaran Yahaya Oyigebe and the State Attorney General of Kogi State as defendants, has J. U. Usman Esq as counsel.

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