Wednesday, October 28THE LEGISLATURE

PDP, Atiku Approach Election Petition Tribunal Demands Inspection of Poll’s Materials

BY OBUTE JAMES

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the outcome of the poll.

An application filed by PDP and Atiku is seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC to allow them inspect materials used for the conduct of the poll.

The petitioners , through their lawyers , Chief Chris Uche (SAN ), filed the ex parte application before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal seating at the premises of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division.

They are through their application seeking the tribunal ’s order seeking the court ’s order granting them permission to inspect the Voters Registers and other items used for the conduct of the election.

Inspection of election materials usually precedes the filing of an election petition.

INEC, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, were joined as the first to the third respondents in the motion filed on Tuesday.

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