The Appeal court will today Wednesday deliver ruling in the application by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking leave to configure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the governorship election.
Counsel to INEC, Tanimu Inuwa SAN, said the application became necessary following an order restraining it from tampering with the information embedded in the BVAS machines until due inspection was conducted and Certified.
He added that the commission would require sufficient time to reconfigure the BVAS needed to conduct the election that would take place on Saturday.
Recall that INEC in its motion dated March 4, asked the appellate court to vary the ex parte order made in favour of Labour Party and the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), with regards to inspection of materials used for the presidential election, to allow it to reconfigure its Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the March 11 governorship and state houses of assembly elections.
President-elect Sen. Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday had also approached the Court of Appeal seeking leave to obtain the election materials for his defence.
The three-member panel of the appellate court after listening to their submissions adjourned until today Wednesday for ruling.