Ogun 2019: APM Candidate, Akinlade Seeks Tribunal Order to Access INEC Election Materials
London, March 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade in the March 9, Governorship Election on Tuesday asked the Election Petition Tribunal in Ogun to give an order mandating the Independent National Electoral Commission to grant them access to the documents used in the gubernatorial election in the state.
His team of lawyers led by Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, who is also lead counsel for Senator Ademola Adeleke in Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal filled the motion, which was supported by five-paragraphs affidavit and a written address.
Ikpeazu, on behalf of Akinlade and the APM in the state on Tuesday, urged the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Ogun State to give an order mandating the Independent National Electoral Commission to grant them access to the documents used for conduct of March 9 election in the state.
The renowned lawyer will be leading other three SANs, Mamman Osuman, Sebastine T. Hon and Ahmed Raji, alongside other 12 lawyers.
In the motion ex parte, Akinlade and the APM are the first and second petitioners, while INEC, the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Dapo Abiodun, are first, second and third respondents respectively in the application.
The petitioners in the motion ex parte marked EPT/06/GOV/01/2019, said the inspection became imperative to allow them institute a petition before the Tribunal.
The INEC had declared Prince Dapo Abiodun of PDP winner of the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State, with votes cast of 241,670 to defeat Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade of APM, who scored 222,153 votes.