Borno Governorship: INEC Complies With Court Order On PDP Candidate, Replaces Imam With Lawan
BEVERLY HILLS, March 31, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has complied with the order of a High Court sitting in Abuja to replace the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Imam, with Gambo Lawan.
The decision was in compliance with the order of the Federal High Court judgement in suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1123/14 between Alhaji Gambo Lawan Vs. Alhaji Mohammed Imam & 2 Ors.
The court ordered INEC to take all necessary steps and actions including the listing of the name of Alhaji Gambo Lawan as governorship candidate of the PDP for Borno state and allow him contest the April 11 governorship election.
In a letter with reference number INEC/LEG/DR/356/VOL.1/79 signed by INEC secretary, Ibrahim Bawa and addressed to the Resident Electoral Commission, Borno State, the electoral Commission ordered that the substitution should be effected.
According to the letter, “In compliance with the said judgement of the Court, the commission has directed that the name of Alhaji Gambo Lawan be included in the list of Governorship candidates for Borno state as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”