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Today's Headlines: Court Grants Tinubu Access To Inspect election Materials, Obi Cancels Campaign trip, heads to court with lawyers

Court grants Tinubu access to inspect election materials

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The Appeal Court in Abuja has granted the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, access to inspect electoral materials used by the Independent National Electoral Commission during February 25, 2022, general elections.

The PUNCH reports that Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, on Tuesday, urged the Court of Appeal in Abuja to order INEC to grant him access to sensitive materials it used for the presidential election.

Tinubu, through his lawyer, Mr Akintola Makinde, said he would need to inspect, scan and make photocopies of some of the electoral materials to enable him to prepare his defence against petitions that would seek to nullify his election.

2023 election: Peter Obi cancels campaign trips, heads to court with lawyers

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Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, said he will not be part of the campaigns for governorship and state assembly candidates for the elections on Saturday, March 11.

Obi on Wednesday tweeted that he has to be in Abuja in the company of lawyers.

INEC is seeking to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) it used to conduct the 2023 presidential election. But Obi moved a motion requesting the court to restrain INEC to reconfigure BVAS.

IPAC, Atiku group insist on power rotation in Rivers

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Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, and an Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Support Group in Rivers State have adopted the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sir Siminialaye Fubara, as its candidate, urging electorates in the state to vote for the candidate during the Saturday’s polls in the state in the interest fairness.

IPAC, which disclosed this in a 14-point community, after its meeting in Port Harcourt yesterday, noted that the development was for the sake of power rotation in the oil-rich state and equity, noting that the decision was not borne out of politics.

The communique was jointly signed by Atata Kenneth, Dagogo Whyte Kendrick Azeez Christian, Nwigbarato Dumbari, Leader S. Sampson, Amb. Desmond Akawor, Chukwunenye N. Kocha, Richard Harry Benibo, Patrick Dike John Woke, Omangima Harry and Nwanze Ogbogu Michael, chairmen of the political parties in the state’s IPAC.

Eight abducted’ as bandits attack Sokoto communities

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Eight persons have been reportedly abducted during attacks by bandits on communities in Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto.

Confirming the development to TheCable on Wednesday, Musa Muhammad, head of the vigilante group in Sabon Birni, said the first attack occurred at about 12 am on Tuesday.

Muhammad said the bandits kidnapped three children and stole some cattle during the attack.

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