Information available to 247ureports.com indicate that an Abuja Federal High Court Judge [Justice Olootu ] has granted an ex-parte order ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega to include the name of Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] candidate Henry Seriake Dickson as the cleared candidate to contest in the upcoming gubernatorial election slated for February 2012. The order was given by the Judge after business hours [at minutes after 9pm] under the protection of unsually high presence of armed security men.
The exparte court order comes on the heels of a recent publication by 247ureports.com – which reported that the Presdent of the federal republic of Nigeria had on Saturday January 14, 2012 made personal efforts to reach out to the INEC Chairman, Prof Jega to impress on him the need to include the name of his choice candidate [Hon Henry Dickson] among the cleared candidates for the February 2012 electoral exercise. The report indicated that the President was rebuffed by the INEC Chairman.
The INEC, as gathered, through sources within INEC, is bound to heed the exparte order. The source stated that the INEC will obey the court order to include Hon. Henry Dickson’s name to the list.