The Anambra State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal
sitting in Awka, Thursday, permitted the requests sought
by the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s candidate,
Senator Andy Uba, and the All Progressive Grand Alliance
(APGA)’s candidate, Prof Charles Soludo’s to inspect the
materials used for conduct of the November 6 and 9th
Uba and Soludo had filed exparte motions for the tribunal
to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) to grant them the permission to inspect the
certified true copies and other materials used in the
conduct of the polls.
Uba supported his prayer with a 15-paragraph affidavit and
written address, while Prof Soludo supported his motion
exparte with an 18-paragraph and written address.
The panel Chairman, Justice D. Mohammed, who ruled on
Uba’s petition separately, said the inspection should be
carried out in the presence of the applicant, respondents,
Police and Department of State Service DSS.
On Soludo’s motion exparte, Justice Mohammed equally
ordered that the inspection should be done in the
presence of the applicant, respondents, Police and DSS
because the Tribunal was satisfied with the applications.
The tribunal further struck out the petition by the
candidate of the Accord Party, Dr Godwin Maduka, who
through his lawyer, N. D. Agu, urged the tribunal to strike it
out as he had lost interest in pursuing it.