The Kogi State Off-cycle Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has adjourned sitting to allow for the completion of inspection of BVAS and other election materials by the Social Democratic Party.
At its resumed hearing on Wednesday in Lokoja, the SDP through its lead counsel, Mr John Adele (SAN), told the tribunal that INEC was co-operating with the inspection of materials as ordered by the tribunal.
He, however , requested for more for more time to complete the inspection.
The tribunal had during its first sitting on Saturday, November 25 ordered the INEC to allow for the forensic inspection election materials by the SDP within 48 hours.
The materials include Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and result sheets for Adavi, Okene, Okehi, Ogori-Magongo, Ajaokuta, Lokoja, Kogi and Bassa Local Government Areas.
Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu gave the order following two ex-parte motions filed on Nov. 19 by the SDP and its governorship candidate, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu-Ajaka.
Justice Birnin-Kudu at the resumed hearing adjourned pending when the inspection of materials would have been completed.
Lead counsel to the petitioners, Mr John Adele (SAN), had earlier told the court that efforts to obtain certified copies of materials used in the six local government areas from INEC had been fruitful, except for some hitch, leading to delay in meeting with the 48hours.
The SDP and Muritala Yakubu are challenging the victory of APC and its candidate, Alhaji Usman Ododo at the election petition tribunal.
Usman Ododo won the election with 446,237 votes, while his closest rival, Yakubu-Ajaka got 259,052 votes.