Ngige heads to tribunal, gets leave to inspect election materials ,The Election Petition Tribunal has granted the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Chris Ngige’s prayer to inspect the materials used in the conduct of the Anambra governorship election,
The ruling, which was delivered by Justice G K Kaigama on Thursday in Awka, the Anambra state capital, gives Senator Ngige the express allowance to inspect and make copies of electoral documents used in the November 16th and 17th governorship polls in the state.
The ruling also permits Sen. Ngige to inspect all the voters register, including result sheets, used and unused ballot papers, list of all adhoc and permanent staff used in the election,. It further permits him to scrutinise staff payment vouchers for settlement of allowances of adhoc staff.
Ngige is challenging the victory of Mr Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) after he was declared winner by INEC’s chief returning officer in the election, Professor James Epoke. The APC candidate is alleging that the umpire connived with the ruling APGA to rig the election.