OYO: Court orders INEC to allow Adelabu access to election materials

The Oyo governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adebayo Adelabu, has been given the go-ahead to access election materials used in the March 9 Governorship Election held in the state.

The order was issued by the Election Petition Tribunal in Oyo State on Monday following a petition filed by Adelabu at the tribunal against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for declaring Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the governorship polls.

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According to Justice Anthony Akpovi, Chairman of the Tribunal, the order was given after considering the application made by Adelabu on its merit and in order to help the petitioners in maintaining their case against the respondents.

Following the order, INEC is now subjected to allow the petitioners and their agents to inspect and obtain all polling documents used in the March 9 governorship election in the custody of the electoral body.

Reports say Justice Akpovi also directed INEC to make available all ballot papers, voter registers and copies of all election materials in all polling units used durng the March 9 polls.

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