Court Grants Atiku Access To INEC Electoral Materials

Court Grants Atiku Access To INEC Electoral Materials

In respect to the February 23 presidential election, a three-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja has granted the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar access to all materials used in the elections.

The decision was made after the former vice-president, sought for an order granting them access to inspect the electoral materials used for the presidential election.

The head of the panel, Justice Abdul Aboki, while delivering its ruling order the Independent National Electoral Commission to all Atiku access to all electoral materials to enable him file and maintain an electoral petition, Channels Tv reports.

However, the court refused prayers 3 to 5 which sort for scanning and forensic audit, stating that a forensic audit does not fall under the terms envisaged by section 151 of the Electoral Act.