INEC asks court to review inspection orders granted to Atiku and Peter Obi


INEC asks court to review inspection orders granted to Atiku and Peter Obi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is seeking to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines used for the conduct of the February 25 presidential election.

The Commission has urged the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to amend the orders that were granted to Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi to inspect materials used for the last presidential election.

The Commission, in a motion on notice filed on March 4, is praying the court to vary the order, which restrained it from tampering with materials used for the election.

INEC said it needed to reconfigure the BVAS for the next round of elections scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 11.

Recall that the appellate court had on March 3, granted leave to Atiku and Obi to inspect election materials used by INEC to conduct the controversial February 25 poll.

The court granted the order sought by the two parties, following two separate ex parte applications filed by Atiku and Obi, who came second and third respectively in the election won by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The application filed by the Commission is asking the court to vary the order to allow it to reconfigure its BVAS for the March 11 governorship and state houses of assembly elections.

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