Wike VS Dakuku: Todays Tribunal UPDATE
TRIBUNAL refuses to grant the prayers of PDP and Wike to strike out APC petition against Police and INEC struck out. The tribunal rules that the petition against INEC for refusal to obey the order for inspection has merit. Motion sustained. INEC must comply.
ON FORENSIC ANALYSIS- Justice Ambrosa did not grant the application for forensic analysis by the APC. It is mandatory for parties to be allowed access to electoral matetials used for election. It does not require an order of the tribunal. Failure to grant access to the materials by the REC attracts a penalty as stipulated in the Electoral Act .
The long awaited, over-hyped eligibility of Dr. Dakuku Legbo Peterside (AKA 21 days notice) has been ruled upon by justice Ambrosa as directed by the Court of Appeal. The tribunal held that: they are of the firm believe that the petitioner (Dakuku) has satisfied the provision of the law. "We therefore resolve the issue in favour of the petitioner" -Justice Ambrosa
From Oby Ndukwe,Abuja