Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to produce the certified true copies of materials used for the election as requested by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Senator Gyang Pwajok.
Counsel to the PDP and its candidate, Barrister Israel Olorundare, SAN, had written to INEC seeking for the certified true copies of forms EC8 (a) to EC8 (e).
The applicants particularly asked for the CTCs and serial numbers of ballot papers used in Mangu, Jos North and Wase Local Government Areas of the state, and for the CTCs of registered number of voters in the three respective LGAs.
According to the motion on notice before the tribunal, the PDP and its candidate had sought an order of the tribunal to let INEC allow its external forensic experts to inspect the materials.
At the proceeding of the tribunal Monday evening, INEC head of logistics, Mr. Frederick Ogmuji told the tribunal that they had received two applications in respect of the governorship election from the applicants.
Delivering his ruling on the application, tribunal chairman, Justice Candide Johnson ordered INEC to produce the requested materials to the applicants by 12midnight of Thursday, April 30, so that the applicants could file their petition before the tribunal within stipulated timeline.


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