The Court of Appeal Abuja Division has granted the Exparte application brought before it by the People’s democratic party and it’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the Labour party with it’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, urging the Court to grant their application to interrogate the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) over the conduct of the just concluded February 25 Presidential election.
Moving the application on Friday Counsel for Abubakar of the PDP, Adedamola Faloku asked the Court to grant the Exparte application brought before it pursuant to Section One hundred and forty-six subsection one of the Electoral Act 2022 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the Court as referenced by Section six subsection Six A & B of the 1999 Constitution.
The application seeks seven prayers predicated upon six grounds, one of which that the elections was marred with fraudulent act.
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In the same vein, the Exparte application brought before it by the Labour Party and its Presidential candidate Peter Obi was also heard .
Alex Ejeseme, who represented the labour party also relied on six grounds urging the Court to grant its application to inspect INEC materials used for the conduct of the 2023 presidential election.
Justice Joseph Ikyegh who presided over the matter granted the applications.
Date for hearing is yet to be fixed
(Editor : Ena Agbanoma)