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Tribunal Grants Saheed Fijabi Permission To inspect Election Materials

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, granted an ex parte application filed by Saheed Fijabi requesting to inspect election materials used in February 23, National Assembly election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Olajide Stanley of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the House of Representatives of Ibadan South West/North West Federal Constituency of Oyo State.

Mr Fijabi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are challenging the declaration of Stanley by INEC as the winner of the election.

NAN reports that other respondents in the case are INEC and PDP.

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The applicant’s counsel, P. Fakoya, filed a motion ex parte urging the court to order INEC to allow them inspect the election materials used in the February 23 election for the House of Representatives in Oyo State.

In his ruling, the chairman of the tribunal, Dennis Igyuse, ordered INEC to, without delay, allow the applicants inspect the election materials.

Mr Igyuse, a judge, said INEC should allow the applicants, their agents, counsel to inspect, photocopy or be issued copies of all electoral materials relating to the conduct of the election held on February 23 for Ibadan South West and North West Federal Constituency of Oyo State.

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