Senator Godswill Akpabio (APC – Akwa Ibom Northwest) Legal team of has finally inspected election materials used during the last election.
Patrick Umoh on Tuesday, led Akpabio team of lawyers to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, state headquarters Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, INEC has been accused by
Umoh, for preventing them from accessing and inspecting the materials but INEC in reaction called him a liar.
One of the lawyers representing the PDP at the Tribunal, Barrister Ekom Nwoko, was present at the INEC office.
Nwoko said: “Our motion is premised on section 151 of the Electoral Act, and inspection of Electoral materials does not cover forensic examination of materials.
“That is the premise of our motion. And likely, the motion will come up next week, but we have not got a date yet”
Akwa Ibom state Public Affairs Officer of INEC, Mr. Don Etukudo told The Nation:”The legal team of the APC started the process of inspection of the election materials when we took them to the Strong Room and they saw the materials.
“What the APC legal team has been able to do today is to bring out the election materials for all the ten local government areas. By tomorrow (Wednesday) they will start the actual inspection of the materials. They will start with Abak, Etim Ekpo and Ika local government areas.”