The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, has granted leave to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, to access sensitive materials used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the 2023 presidential election.
On Tuesday, Mr Tinubu approached the Court of Appeal, seeking leave to obtain the election materials for his defence.
The chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, had declared Mr Tinubu the winner of the February 25 presidential election after securing a majority of votes cast at the poll.
On March 3, the Court of Appeal granted leave to Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) to inspect documents used by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the election.
Messrs Abubakar and Obi had alleged that substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2022, in addition to violence and rigging, marred the conduct and outcome of the election.