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Activist sues service chiefs, NSA over polls shift

He is seeking an order stopping the defendants from further causing any alteration or postponement to the timetable of the 2015 general election as re-scheduled…

He is seeking an order stopping the defendants from further causing any alteration or postponement to the timetable of the 2015 general election as re-scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He has also applied for an order of mandamus compelling INEC to conduct the re-scheduled elections on the appointed dates irrespective of the advice, position or opposition from the Service Chiefs and the NSA.
He further asked for another order of mandamus from the court to compel the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to exclusively provide men and material for the protection and security of the men and materials of INEC before, during and after the general elections.
Defendants in the suit are INEC, IGP, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff and the National Security Adviser (NSA).
In the suit filed by Mr Festus Keyamo, Akinnola prayed the court to bar the head of the security agencies from interfering with the March 28 and April 11 dates re-scheduled by INEC for the presidential and National Assembly elections on one side and governorship and state Houses of Assembly poll on the other side.
In an application seeking judicial review of the statutory duties of the Service Chiefs and INEC, the plaintiff is insisting that the court should declare that it is not within the power of the Service Chiefs to hold that the elections can only be conducted at their whims and caprices.

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