The Governorship and National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Sokoto state on Thursday granted All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Ahmad Aliyu, leave to inspect used election materials and serve Governor Aminu Tambuwal through substituted means.
Tribunal Chairman, Justice Abbas Abdullahi granted the prayers made by led Petitioner’s Counsel, Mr Steve Nwoke, noting that the tribunal had carefully perused the applications.
Abdullahi granted the petitioners’ leave to physically inspect materials used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the conduct of main governorship election and re-run election, photycopy documents as well as obtain true certified copies.
He further granted petitioners leave to serve Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state through substituted means as prayed along with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legal adviser, Mr Muktar Yabo.
Meanwhile, Justice Abdullahi also granted Governor Tambuwal and his party PDP leave to invite forensic experts to conduct physical inspection of materials used on the elections and obtain true certified copies of documents.
Bawale further granted respondents applicants prayers moved by thier Counsel, Mr Muktar Yabo, on relying on the outcome of physical inspection, statistics sought by forensic experts as well as leave to file head votes in respect of the governorship election.
Unsatisfied with the elections outcome, Aliyu approached the tribunal challenging the return of Tambuwal.