Friday, September 9, 2011

Presidential election:Tribunal dismisses CPC's application

The Nation
6 September 2011

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Tuesday dismissed the application filed by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) against the April 16 election victory of President Goodluck Jonathan for lack of merit.

The party had asked the panel to enter judgment in its favour by default.
It based its application on the allegation that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was conniving with President Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate its petition.

The panel had ordered the commission to allow the petitioner access to some sensitive electoral materials.

Few weeks after the order was granted, CPC returned to the tribunal accusing INEC of frustrating efforts at accessing the materials.

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