Court Grants Bauchi APC Right To Inspect Election Materials

The Governorship, National and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Bauchi on Friday granted leave to Kani Faggo of the APC to access sensitive materials used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 25 NASS election.

Faggo contested and lost the Shira/Giade Federal Constituency election.

A three-man panel led by Justice Wilfred Kpochi gave the order in Bauchi sequel to an ex-parte application filed by the candidate and his party.

Those joined in the matter were INEC, Mr Sani Tanko and his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The Lead Counsel to the applicant, Ishaq Magaji, SAN, prayed the court to compel INEC to allow his client to obtain documents in the Commission custody used for the election.

He said the documents would aid his petition against the emergence of PDP’s Tanko as winner of the election.

In his ruling, Kpochi said that the application has merit and granted accordingly.

He, therefore, ordered INEC to make available all the election materials used for the conduct of the Shira/Giade Federal Constituency election to the applicant and his agents.