Court Bars INEC From Issuing Ararume Return Certificate

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or its agents have been restrained from recognising or issuing Certificate of Return to Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as the winner of the 2020 senatorial bye-election for Imo North.

Justice E. O. Agada on Thursday, gave the order in Owerri, Imo State capital. This is coming on the heels of a Federal High Court, Abuja, ruling on same day declaring Ararume as winner of the said bye- election.

The All Progressives Grand Alliance and six others filed a suit in Owerri restraining INEC from issuing Ararume a Certificate of Return pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

The matter was adjourned till March 22 for hearing.

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