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Election Tribunal: Obi Set to Carryout Digital, Forensic, Physical Inspection of BVAS

After the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) approached Election Tribunal to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi on Monday equally urged the Presidential Election Tribunal to grant him leave to carry out digital, forensic and physical inspection of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) devices so as to buttress his claim that the just concluded polls was rigged against him.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission had prayed the Court to allow its officials to reconfigure the BVAS, devices ahead of this Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections.

However, based on the Cause lists of motions filed so far before the election tribunal, there are seven motions the court will be hearing and possibly determine any moment this Tuesday afternoon.

Four of the applications are from the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, and his political party, the All Progressives Congress.

In petitions marked, CA/PEC/ 05M/2023, CA/ PEC/06M/2023 and CA/PEC/07M/2023, CA/PEC/08M/2023, Tinubu and APC is seeking an order allowing them to inspect INEC materials as was granted Peter Obi earlier.

They also asked the court to determine their motion based on “urgency”.

Furthermore, in the court’s approval granting Obi and Atiku Abubakar respective permission to inspect INEC materials, the electoral umpire instituted motions against that order.

These seven motions will be heard today, according to what was gathered from court officials and as seen on its cause list.

INEC had alleged that any order restraining it from using the BVAS will limit its ability to conduct the forthcoming governorship and state assembly polls coming up on March 11.

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