ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A suit filed by the Adamawa State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Aisha Ahmed Binani, seeking to be affirmed as the winner of the election, has been dismissed by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the suit following a notice of discontinuance that was filed by the plaintiff.
Though Binani had applied through her counsel Mr. Mohammed Sheriff to strike out the suit, but Justice Ekwo declined, stressing that the appropriate order was dismissal since the court earlier directed the plaintiff to address it on the issue of jurisdiction.
The governorship candidate had approached the court with an ex-parte application to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from announcing any other person as the winner of the Adamawa State gubernatorial election.
In her suit, Senator Binani insisted that she was declared winner of the governorship election after the collation process was completed.
The APC candidate however, argued that INEC had no powers to cancel or declare a declaration which has been made as null and void.