Tribunal Grants PDM Permission To Inspect Electoral Materials In Nasarawa

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BY; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia

The National and State Houses of Assembly elections petition tribunal sitting in lafia tuesday granted abdullahi agwai, Nasarawa South senatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) permission to inspect electoral materials used in the February 23 election.

The PDM candidate had approached the tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura as the Senator-elect of the Nasarawa south senatorial zone following his omission and the party logo from the election.

Ruling over the ‘Motion Exparte’, Chairman of the Tribunal, David Igor having listened to the motion, directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to avail the candidate access to all the materials used in the election.

The Counsel to the petitioner, Christian Wanche had earlier appealed to the Tribunal to compel INEC to allow their client access to all the election materials to prove or otherwise the party was excluded from the election.

The Tribunal has also granted permission to Inusa Ibrahim, Nasarawa North Senatorial Candidate of PDM, Emmanuel Abari, Zenith Labour Party House of Representative Candidate of Awe/Doma/Keana Federal Constituency permission to inspect materials.

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