April 15, 2019

Tribunal orders INEC to allow APC candidate inspect election materials

Udom Emmanuel Governor Akwa Ibom State

The governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, ordered Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to allow All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 governorship election.

Udom Emmanuel

The tribunal Chairman, Justice A. M. Yakubu,  also gave permission to APC to serve Governor Udom Emmanuel of the state and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, through substituted means.

Speaking,  lead counsel to Ekere and APC, Chief Victor Iyenam, said the party would proceed immediately to paste the court processes on the PDP secretariat located on Four Lane, Uyo.

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He said: “What we got was application for substituted service since efforts to service Governor Emmanuel failed. So, the court has granted us leave to serve the governor at the PDP office in Uyo. And then the other application is to inspect election materials.

“We will get to INEC office to obtain the documents as listed, inspect them and make photocopies.”