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Tribunal grants Wada’s application for materials’ inspection

12 January 2016, 18:14

Lokoja - The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has granted leave for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP and its candidate, Gov Idris Wada to inspect the materials used in the conduct of the governorship election in the state, reports The Nation.

The tribunal granted the request at its first sitting on Monday in Lokoja, the state capital.

The Chairman of the three-member tribunal, Justice Halima Mohammed, ordered the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the party to inspect the materials in its office.

Also read: Gov Wada challenges Bello's election victory in Kogi

Chris Uche (SAN), leading two other senior advocates and 10 lawyers for the PDP had sought the tribunal’s request to inspect all the materials used in connection with the conduct of Kogi State governorship election that are in INEC’s custody.

The tribunal also granted six ex-parte motions to all petitioners seeking the court to grant order of relief to serve the governor-elect, Yahaya Bello, through a substituted means, since the court bailiff could not reach the respondent.

Read more at The Nation.

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