The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, has on Thursday, granted access to President Muhammadu Buhari,and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, to inspect the materials used for the conduct of the February 23, Presidential election.
In their separate exparte applications for the order of inspection, Buhari and his party said that they needed to be granted access to the materials, to enable them defend themselves in any petition which the runner-up in the poll, Atiku Abubakar, and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has filed.
The Justice Abdul Aboki-led Tribunal, had earlier on March 6, granted a similar order to the PDP and Atiku, permitting them to inspect the electoral materials used by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the conduct of the 2019 Presidential election, to enable them file their petition against the outcome of the poll.
Buhari and the APC, through their Lawyers, moved their separate exparte motions before the three-man bench, on Thursday.
The Tribunal in its ruling, made the order permitting them to carry out the inspection of the electoral materials, and obtain the certified true copies of the documents from INEC.