The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday rejected the applying by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to differ the orders it earlier granted to the Peoples Democratic Get together and Labour Get together presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi respectively, to examine election supplies used through the presidential ballot.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) studies that the court docket issued the restraining order within the ruling it gave on Friday granting permission to Atiku and Obi to examine the delicate supplies used for the conduct of the February 25 election.
Each Atiku and Obi obtained the order to problem the result of the election which they alleged was marred by fraud and different irregularities.
INEC on March 1 declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Bola Tinubu, the winner of the election however the PDP and the LP candidates are contesting the result.
They subsequently filed separate ex parte purposes, praying to be granted entry to examine delicate supplies that INEC used for the conduct of the presidential ballot.
However INEC, in a movement on the discover filed on March 4, requested the court docket to differ the order restraining it from tampering with supplies used for the election.
The fee stated it wanted to reconfigure the BVAS for the following spherical of elections which might be held on Saturday.
However the court docket, in its ruling on Wednesday, stated the applying was pointless as a result of it by no means granted permission to Atiku, Obi and their events to scientifically entry and examine INEC’s database, together with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System units.
The tribunal stated the apprehension being expressed by INEC, which incorporates the attainable revelation of the identities of voters and their voting decisions, was pointless as a result of no applicant was granted go away to entry INEC’s database.