A three-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja today has granted the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar access to all the materials that were used during the presidential elections.
The decision was made after the panel heard the ex-parte motion filed by Atiku Abubakar, seeking an order granting them access to inspect the electoral materials used for the February 23 polls.
recalls that Atiku had demanded that materials used for the February 23 presidential election be inspected.
Justice Abdul Aboki, head of the panel, in delivering its ruling ordered INEC to allow the appellant access to all electoral materials to enable him to file and maintain an electoral petition, Channels Tv reports.
However, the court refused prayers 3 to 5 which sort for scanning and forensic audit, stating that a forensic audit does not fall under the terms envisaged by section 151 of the electoral Act.