The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission has suspended the Local Government election scheduled for April 19, 2022.
This was following an order by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, restraining the electoral body from conducting the LG polls.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of EDSIEC, Emmanuel Abebe, he said all processes leading to the conduct of the elections have been suspended, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The statement reads: “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public that due to the content of the publication by which the Federal High Court Abuja restrained the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission from conducting the local government elections in the state scheduled for 19th April 2022, all processes leading to the conduct of the said elections are hereby suspended pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.”
Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday granted an order of interim injunction restraining the EDSIEC following an ex-parte application filed by Irene Sylvester, Ayoboh Francis, Edogun Toyin and Ogioba Kelvin, praying the court to restrain the state electoral body from conducting council elections in the state.