Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has ordered INEC to allow Labour Party and its candidate, Kennedy Pela, to inspect the election materials used in the March 18, 2023 election.
According to Vanguard Nigeria Newspaper, the party and candidate had filed a petition seeking permission to inspect all electoral materials.
The petition has INEC, Governor-elect Sherrif Oborevwori, and PDP as the first, second, and third respondents.
The tribunal’s chairman, C. H. Ahuchagu, granted the order for the applicant to bring the application before the pre-hearing session.
“In line with section 146 of the electoral Act, 2022, this Tribunal hereby grants an order directing the 1st Respondent forthwith to allow the applicants and/or their representatives to inspect polling documents and obtain Certified True Copies of all polling documents in the custody of the 1st Respondent used for the just concluded governorship elections held March 18th, 2023 to enable the Applicants institute and maintain an election petition.
“The Applicants are allowed to inspect and obtain the Certified True Copies of any documents or packet in the custody of the Chief National Electoral Commission, this Honourable Tribunal being satisfied that the order required is for the purpose of maintaining an election petition.”.