The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Monday granted counsels to the All Progressives Congress (APC), order to check election materials and results from the July 14 governorship election in the state.
Justice Suleiman Begore, who granted the request to: Bar. Yomi Ariyo, Bar. Ayodeji Odu, Bar. R. O Balogun and Esq I. K Olarewaju, said the application filled on the 31st July 2018 has been granted based on the following.
“That the counsel is seeking the order of the court to see the documents of the election materials.
“To make photocopy of the documents of the election materials.
“To use forensic equipment to view the handwriting of the election result, and the fingerprint of the election materials.
“Requesting the order of the court to obtain and photocopy all the election materials held on the 14th of July 2018 which is also in custody of the first respondent (PDP).
“To seek forensic experts, to access both machine and other materials used in the conduct of the election in order to defend the petition of the first respondent (PDP) .
“To have all the materials used in all the pooling units of the election,” he said.
Begore thereby granted merit to the application as it was approved also for the first respondent which is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.