Court Grants PDP, Atiku Access To Electoral Materials


The court of appeal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) access to electoral materials used in the February 23 general elections. 

A three-man panel of the court, consisting of  Abdul Aboki, Peter Ige and Emmanuel Agim, gave the order based on an ex-parte motion filed by the PDP and Atiku seeking an order granting them access to inspect the electoral materials used for the February 23 polls.

Atiku and his party had prayed for an order compelling INEC to allow them to inspect the register and other vital documents used in the conduct of the election unhindered.

The court however rejected the prayers seeking to scan and conduct forensic audit on the materials. 

The panel agreed unanimously to the ruling, hence, the motion was granted in part.



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