The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, has granted the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, permission to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, it used for the presidential election.
The three Judges in a unanimous decision, held that stopping the electoral body from reconfiguring the BVAS would adversely affect the upcoming Governorship and State Assembly Elections.
But the Court ordered INEC to allow the applicants including Labour Party, and its Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, to inspect and carry out digital forensic examination of all the electoral materials used in the conduct of the elections, as well as to avail them the certified true copy, of result of the physical inspection of the BVAS.
The Justice Joseph Ikyegh-led panel faulted Obi and LP for repeating their request to be allowed to scan and make copies of the electoral materials in INEC’s possession, noting that it amounted to an abuse of court process.
The Tribunal – has granted the request by the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to inspect materials used for the February 25 Presidential Election.
A three-member panel of the court, in four rulings granted the reliefs sought by Tinubu and APC in the fourth motions ex-parte, except prayers 5 and 6 in the motion filed by Tinubu.