Atiku, Obi in court, ask to be allowed to inspect election materials


The presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party and the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi respectively, have formally gone to court to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.

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Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, was declared the winner of the contest on Wednesday morning.

The duo of Atiku and Obi approached to Presidential Election Court to seek permission for the inspection of election materials used during the poll.

The two of them had earlier rejected the result, vowing to challenge the same in court with a view to retrieving what they described as a ‘stolen mandate’ from the APC.

Attempt by Tinubu to extend the olive branch to the two contenders has been rebuffed as they insisted on going to court. Atiku and Obi spoke at separate news conferences in Abuja on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Campaign council of the APC has said the party is ready to meet the challengers in court. Spokesperson of the APCPCC, Festus Keyamo made it known on Thursday in a statement in Abuja.

to allow them to inspect materials used for the February 25 election.

Their request is contained in two ex-parte motions they filed at the PEC secretariat at the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

Both motions, with the Independent National Electoral Commission and two others as respondents, have been listed for hearing on Friday (today).

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