The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to vary the orders it granted for candidates of the Labour Party (LP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to be allowed to inspect sensitive materials that were used for the presidential election.
Oyo News reports that the Commission made the request in a bid to enable it to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) it used for the presidential poll.
INEC noted that without a prompt variation of the inspection order granted to Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, especially the aspect restraining it from tampering with formation contained in the BVAS, it would be difficult for it to proceed with the scheduled elections.
The court had issued the orders in the ruling it gave on Friday granting permission to Atiku and Obi to inspect the sensitive materials used for the conduct of the election.
The duo obtained the order in preparation to challenge the outcome of the election.