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July 10, 2015

Tribunal grants Maku’s request to inspect election materials

Tribunal grants Maku’s request to inspect election materials

Labaran Maku

The Governorship Election Petition tribunal sitting in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, to allow Labaran Maku’s counsel to inspect election materials used in the April 11, governorship election in the state.

Former minister of information and governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), in the 2015 governorship election in Nasarawa state, Mr. Labaran Maku is challenging the victory of governor Tanko Al-Makura of the All Progressives Congress APC, at the election petition tribunal.

Labaran Maku

Labaran Maku

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Halima Muhammed gave the order at the tribunal  sitting on Friday in Lafia said the earlier motion granted by the tribunal still stands as application by the 3rd respondent who failed to adhered to previous order.

It would be recalled that the earlier order by the tribunal to allowed Maku’s counsel to inspect the election materials used in the April  11 2015 governorship election was denied by INEC, the third respondent.

She warned counsels and parties in the petition to desist from act of indolence and technicality reminding them that the 180 days given the tribunal in which to depose the petition was sacrosanct