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Tribunal Extends APC Electoral Material Inspection Time In A/Ibom

Channels Television  
Updated June 24, 2015

Akwa Ibom Tribunal Grants Apc Extension To Inspect Electoral MaterialsThe Akwa Ibom State Election Petition Tribunal has granted the All Progressives Congress (APC) the extension of time to inspect the electoral materials used for the April 11 governorship election.

According to the ruling, which was delivered by the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Abubakar Umar, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was also ordered to move everything used for the election from Akwa Ibom State, south-south Nigeria, to the Headquarters of the commission within the next 10 days.

The Tribunal also ordered the Inspector General of Police and the Department Of State Services to provide adequate security for the movement of the materials and directed the APC to inspect the materials within 14 days from July 6.

However, Justice Umar reserved ruling in the application questioning the jurisdiction of the Tribunal to move from Akwa Ibom State to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, to a date to be communicated to the parties .