- The petition tribunal has granted PDM permission to inspect electoral materials in Nasarawa
- The permission followed a petition by PDM's senatorial candidate, Abdullahi Agwai, challenging Governor Al-Makura's victory
- Recall that Governor Umaru Al-Makura was elected senator-elect for Nasarawa South in the February 23 election
The national and state Houses of Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Lafia has granted Alhaji Abdullahi Agwai, Nasarawa South senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), permission to inspect electoral materials used in the February 23 election.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the candidate is challenging the victory of Governor Umaru Al-Makura as the senator-elect of the zone as a result of the omission of his party’s logo from the election.
Ruling in the ‘motion exparte,’ David Igoh, the chairman of the tribunal, directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to avail the candidate access to all the materials used in the election.
Earlier, Wanche Christian, who is counsel to the petitioner, appealed that the tribunal should compel INEC to allow his client access to all the election materials used to substantiate his claim.
The tribunal had also granted permission to Inusa Ibrahim, Nasarawa North Senatorial candidate of PDM to inspect the electoral materials.
Similarly, the tribunal had also granted permission to Emmanuel Abari, Zenith Labour Party House of Representatives’ candidate of Awe/Doma/Keana federal constituency permission to inspect materials.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had asked the presidential election tribunal to declare him winner of the February 23 election.
Atiku made the request in a petition filed before the tribunal in Abuja on Monday, March 18, where he challenged President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
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