The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC tendered to the Kano State Governorship Election Tribunal 21 Bimodal Voters Accreditation System BVAS machines.
The machines were used in 21 polling stations in 10 Local Government Areas, Tudun-Wada, Gaya, Gezawa, Bunkure, Bebeji, Ungogo, Ajingi, Warawa, Karaye and Garko.
All Progressives Congress APC, on April 9th filed a petition challenging INEC for declaring Abba Kabir-Yusuf of the NNPP the winner of the March 18th gubernatorial election.
The respondents are INEC, Abba Kabir-Yusuf and the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP.
It will be recalled that the tribunal on June 6th granted leave to the petitioner to access and inspect the BVAS machines used by INEC in the governorship election.
At the resumed sitting, Counsel to INEC, E.A. Oshayomi led Ocheka, an INEC employee, to present the machines to the court. Ocheka told the court that the BVAS machines required protection because when their batteries run down codes would have to be sent from China before they could be reactivated