The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has filed an ex-parte motion at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, seeking various orders of the court for his team to have access to all INEC documents used for the conduct of the February 23, Presidential elections.
The ex-parte motion is praying for an order compelling INEC to allow them to Inspect the register and other vital documents used in the conduct of the election unhindered.
In the ex-parte motion dated March 4 and filed March 5, Atiku and the PDP applied that the Appellate Court serving as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to compel the electoral body to allow their agents to scan and make photocopies of vital documents used in the last presidential election for the purpose of maintaining their petition against the election.
The ex-parte application filed by, Mr Chris Uche, has INEC, President Muhamadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as respondents.
Specifically, the ex-parte motion indicated that the order requested against INEC is for the purpose of filing and maintaining an election petition before the tribunal.
The ex-parte motion according to our findings is supported with a 12 paragraph affidavit deposed to by one Colonel Austin Akobundu (Rtd.), a Director of Contact and Mobilization in the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council.
No date has yet been fixed for the hearing of the motion.