Rivers PDP hails court judgement on Tai re-run election
Posted by News Express | 7 December 2016 | 2,384 times
The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bro. Felix Obuah, has commended the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, delivered on Tuesday, ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to include Tai Local Government Area (LGA) among the six LGAs where re-run legislative elections will be conducted on Saturday, December 10.
The court decided that the March 19, re-run election in Tai which was suspended mid-way by the electoral umpire was officially approved and binding, and that it would be illegal, illegitimate and morally wrong for the same INEC to want to release election results either in whole or parts from same election earlier suspended.
Obuah, while reacting to the court judgement, said it has restored the hope of the people of Tai and South East Senatorial District. He totally agreed with the court reasoning, that attempting to declare the suspended Tai result would be tantamount to double standard by INEC who ab-initio created the confusion.
The State PDP Chairman also commended the order by the court that no results in whatever form emanating from the suspended March 19 Tai re-run election should be declared by INEC, stressing that the only acceptable re-run election in the area is the expected December 10, polls.
It would be recalled that the PDP had approached the court to compel INEC not to declare any results from the suspended March 19, re-run election in Tai LGA against the backdrop that the electoral body attempted to release some of the results against its own order.