The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has been given permission to examine election documents that would be used by the Independent National Electoral Commission on February 25, 2022, by the Abuja Appeal Court.
According to report, Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, requested access to sensitive materials used for the election on Tuesday before the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
Through his attorney, Mr. Akintola Makinde, Tinubu stated that in order to prepare his defense against petitions that would seek to invalidate his election, he would need to examine, scan, and make duplicates of some of the electoral papers.
While Peter Obi of the Labour Party and INEC were included as respondents in Tinubu’s first ex-parte application, which was submitted on March 6, the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were identified as respondents in the second application.
“The materials will be relevant in helping us to prepare our defence and also make comparison with the information contained in INEC’s back-end server,” Makinde said.
While rendering its decision on Wednesday, a three-member panel of the court granted the reliefs requested by Tinubu and the APC in the fourth motion ex-parte, with the exception of Tinubu’s pleas 5 and 6.