BREAKING: Tribunal Grants PDP, Atiku Access To Electoral Materials

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has granted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubajar access to all materials used by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC)in the presidential elections.

A three-man panel of granted the leave in Abuja on Wednesday after hearing the ex-parte motion filed by Atiku Abubakar, seeking an order to inspect the electoral materials used for the February 23 polls.

However, the tribunal refused the applicants’ requests to be allowed to conduct a forensic examination and forensic analysis of the materials and have access to card reader data and information contained in the cloud and electronic storage used for the poll.

Justice Aboki, who read the judgement, said according to the provision of section 151 of the Electoral Act on which the applicants’ motion ex parte was based, they were only entitled to inspection of the electoral materials and the certified true copies of all the materials used for the poll.

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