The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Sokoto has granted an Ex Parte Order, to allow the All Progressives Congress APC counsels to inspect the Electoral materials used for the substantive and supplementary governorship election in Sokoto.
The materials include various forms, ballot papers and card reader machines, among others .
This was sequel to the filing of Motion Ex Parte by the APC Counsels .
Addressing journalists shortly after the sitting of the Tribunal, on behalf of the Lead Counsel, Alex Izinyon , SAN a member of the APC Legal team in the state, Bashir Mu’azu Jodi, says the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), would later be served with the order , while a date will be fixed for them to inspect the materials and where necessary take the cerified true copies of some of them.
The APC, and its Gubernatorial Candidate in Sokoto , Ahmed Aliyu had filed a Petition at the 2019 Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal , challenging the election of Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).
The APC Counsel says they have over forty witnesses to present at the Court when the hearing of the case commences.
The counsel believes there are many cogent grounds upon which the election of Aminu Tambuwal is being challenged. He says the March 9th, 2019, Governorship election, as well as the March 23 rerun election did not comply substantially to the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2010, as amended.
He says the respondents will later be served, while they have two weeks to reply , after which the Court will fix a date for hearing .