Bauchi election: Peace committee speaks on court order over collation of governorship result


The National Peace Committee led by former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar on Wednesday appealed to stakeholders to calm their supporters over the halt of collation of result for the March 9 governorship election.

DAILY POST recalls that the court on Tuesday restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from resuming collation of result for Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, the only LGA left to be announced.

But, INEC in a counter affidavit filed insisted that the Federal High Court had no jurisdiction to dabble into a post-election litigation.

The counter affidavit specifically stated that the matter of post election was exclusively for the Election Petition Tribunal and not any regular court including the Federal High Court.

Reacting to diverse reactions following the order, the peace committee appealed to supporters to conduct themselves peacefully as they await the outcome of a recent order from the Federal High Court in Abuja halting the collation of result.

The former Head of State, who was represented by a member and Deputy Director of The Kukah Centre, Duke Anoemuah, gave the advice during a Town Hall meeting with stakeholders on the peaceful 2019 elections for governorship and State House of Assembly.

Abubakar called on all political actors to preach a message of peace to their followers to comport themselves and prevent resentment that could result to violence.

“This meeting is geared to reinforce peace, the message of peace and to implore actors and their supporters to accept the outcome of the results of various levels of the electioneering process in Bauchi.

“It would help to strengthen mutual confidence among politicians and to encourage peaceful resolution of all election- related disputes with utmost regard to the rule of law and the due process, “he said.

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