Tribunal Grants Sylva Leave To Inspect Election Materials

Channels Television  
Updated April 11, 2016

Election MaterialsThe Bayelsa State election tribunal sitting in Abuja has granted leave to the All Progressives Congress, APC and its candidate in the governorship election, Mr Timipre Sylva to inspect and make copies of 30 election materials used for the poll.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Kazeem Alogba, however removed seven other items from the list because the petitioner had not shown how not having those items would affect its case.

The items removed include the final and interim report on the Kogi governorship election, summary of the total voters register, security report relating to the election and election observers report.

Others are video and audio recordings relating to the Bayelsa governorship election and duplicate of receipts issued by INEC for the certification of documents.

The tribunal ordered INEC to allow them access to the approved election materials within 14 days.

The APC and its governorship candidate had filed an application seeking to have access to and also inspect 37 materials relating to elections.

Mr Timipre Sylva said that these materials would help him further maintain his case, which is challenging the election of Mr Seriake Dickson as Governor of Bayelsa State.