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Tinubu, APC seek court order to inspect Presidential election materials

Tinubu, APC seeks court order to inspect Presidential election materials

The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja, asking the court to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant him access to sensitive materials it used for the presidential election he won.

The president-elect made the approach through his lawyer, Mr Akintola Makinde, noting that he would need to inspect, scan and make photocopies of some of the electoral materials to enable him to prepare his defence against petitions that would seek to nullify his election.

He stressed that the materials will be relevant in helping his legal team to prepare his defence and also make comparison with the information contained in INEC’s back-end server.

While Tinubu’s first ex-parte application, which was filed on March 6, has the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi as respondents, in the second application, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its own candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were cited as respondents, alongside INEC.


The appellate court, which will sit as the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, deferred ruling on Tinubu’s application till Wednesday.

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