Tribunal grants Pres Buhari, APC access to inspect electoral materials

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has granted access to President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress APC, to inspect the materials used during the conduct of the presidential election.

At tribunal on Thursday in Abuja, Justice Abdu Aboki, gave the go-ahead following the applications filed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Mr Wole Olanipekun, and other prominent lawyers on behalf of the President and the ruling party, APC.

In their separate ex parte applications for the order of inspection, President Buhari and the APC pleaded that they be given access to the materials used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the February 23 presidential election.

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The tribunal ordered INEC to give the plaintiffs access to the materials for the sole aim of inspection and to make photocopies of same.

It had earlier granted a similar order to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its presidential candidate on March 6, the permission to inspect the electoral materials.

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The order also gave Atiku and the PDP liberty to obtain the certified through copies of the documents from the electoral umpire.

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