The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State, Ahmad Aliyu, has called on the Election Petition Tribunal in the state to halt the order it granted the Peoples Democratic Party to invite forensic experts to inspect election materials used during the election.
According to NAN, the state Governor and his party had been granted permission to invite forensic experts to inspect the materials by the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Abbas Bawale.
The lead counsel to Aliyu and his party, Jacob Ochidi, filed a motion at the resumption of the sitting praying that the Tribunal should stop the use of forensic experts.
“As Petitioners/Applicants, we intend to file a counter affidavit and written addresses on the counter affidavit and written address and constitutionally, we have three days to do so, from the date of the service of the counter affidavit on us.”
The counsel to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, D.G. Dung and the counsel to PDP, Jibril Uwadiae and Bunyanba Lawal, Counsel to INEC did not object to the prayer for an adjournment in order to respond to the counter affidavit.
Justice Bawale adjourned the case to May 13, for the continuation of the pre-hearing session.