The candidates of the People’s Democratic Party and the Labour Party in the just concluded 2023 presidential elections, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi have approached to Presidential Election court to seek permission to inspect election materials used during last Saturday’s poll.
Atiku and Obi refused to concede defeat in the February 25 presidential poll, vowing to recover their mandate in court, The PUNCH reports
In his acceptance speech after being named the winner of the election on Wednesday, Bola Tinubu requested the two candidates to join him in the effort to improve the country, but the gesture of reconciliation was rejected by the two contenders.
On Thursday in Abuja, Atiku and Obi each gave a speech at a separate news conference.
Both presidential candidates asked PEC in Abuja for permission to examine election-related materials on February 25 in an effort to follow through on their campaign promises.
Two ex-parte motions they submitted to the PEC secretariat at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, contain their request.
The motions have been scheduled for hearing on Friday, with the Independent National Electoral Commission and two other parties listed as respondents.
This is a developing story…