Kogi State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Tuesday at the commencement of sitting granted leave for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to inspect electoral materials used in the conduct of the recently concluded governorship election in the state. Chairman of the three-member tribunal panel, Justice Halima Mohammed flanked by Justice Patricia Ajoku and Justice Ogbogo Ejembi granted the exparte motion at the first sitting of the tribunal in Lokoja.
In between the sitting, a mild drama occurred when the long bench where PDP supporters were seated at the tribunal caved in bringing all the supporters on the floor to cause a stir.
Mohammed however ignored the incident and issued a consequential order that all the respondents in the petition be served the tribunal’s order for them to be present during the inspection at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Lokoja.
Chief Chris Uche (SAN), leading two other senior advocates and about 10 legal practitioners for the PDP had sought in the application filed on January 9, an order of the tribunal to inspect materials used in the conduct of the election.