March 11 polls: INEC urges tribunal to vary inspection order granted Atiku, Obi



Uba Group

The Independent National Electoral Commission has approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for modification of the election materials inspection order it granted to the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi respectively.

In a motion on notice filed on March 4, the electoral umpire urged the court to vary the order which restrained it from tampering with materials used for the February 25 presidential election in the country.

It premised it reason for the motion on the need for the commission to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System for the March 11 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

The tribunal had ordered the commission to release the election materials and documents used for the controversial poll.

PDP and LP, alongside their candidates had rejected the announcement of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu as the winner of the keenly contested poll and alleged malpractice.