March 13, 2019

Tribunal grants Fijabi’s request to inspect election materials

Ibadan – The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday granted an experte application filed by Mr Saheed Fijabi, requesting to inspect election materials used in Feb. 23, National Assembly election.


An electoral official count ballots at a polling station in Kaduna on March 9, 2019, after Nigeria’s governorship and state assembly elections. – For the second time in a fortnight, Nigerians went to the polls to elect governors in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, all state assemblies and administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to announce the results in a few days. (Photo by AFP)

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Olajide Stanley of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the House of Representatives of Ibadan South West/North West Federal Constituency of Oyo State.
Fijabi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are challenging the declaration of Stanley by INEC as the winner of the election.

Othat other respondents in the case are INEC and PDP.

The applicant’s counsel, Mr P.Fakoya, filed a motion experte urging the court to order INEC to allow them inspect the election materials used in the Feb. 23 election for the House of Representatives in Oyo State.

In his rulling, the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Dennis Igyuse, ordered INEC to without delay allow the applicants to inspect the election materials.


Igyuse said INEC should allow the applicants, their agents, counsel to inspect, photocopy or be issued copies of all electoral materials relating to the conduct of the election held on Feb. 23 for Ibadan South West and North West Federal Constituency of Oyo State. (NAN)