oyo gov tribunal orders inec to allow makinde inspect election materials - Oyo Gov.: Tribunal Orders INEC To Allow Makinde Inspect Election Materials

Oyo Gov.: Tribunal Orders INEC To Allow Makinde Inspect Election Materials

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The governor elect in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has been granted the permission to inspect the materials used in March 9 governorship election in the state by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission was order by the tribunal to allow the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate to inspect the electoral material.

Recall that the electoral body had declared Makinde as the winner of the governorship election in Oyo State having scored 515,621 votes to defeat his closest rival, Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress who scored 357,982 votes.

Justice Muhammed Sirajo, the chairman of the three-man panel, granted the application following a prayer by Counsel to Makinde, Mr Jamiu Makinde, seeking the order of the tribunal to inspect the electoral materials.

APC and Adelabu had challenged the victory of Makinde as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state at the tribunal.

The other respondents in the matter are the PDP and INEC.

The cousel to the Oyo State governor elect, Jamiu Makinde, informed the court that the respondents had filed an expert application seeking the order of the tribunal to inspect all the election materials used in the March 9 election.

Makinde said that the application was brought under section 281 (1, 2) of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

He said the application was supported by 18 paragraph affidavit and a written address sworn to by one Emmanuel Igu.

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