The All Progressives Congress (APC) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lagos State have applied for leave to appeal the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should electronically transmit the results of tomorrow’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Justice P. O. Lifu had given the order mandating INEC to electronically or digitally transmit election results, following the suit brought before the court by Labour Party (LP) and its governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
In the suit, the APC is seeking an order granting leave to the applicant to appeal as an interested party against the final decision of the Federal High Court, delivered by Justice Lifu, among others.
Similarly, in its suit filed before the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, APC is seeking to appeal the same judgment as an interested party.
An order of the court granting a departure of rules of this court regulating the filing of Briefs of Argument and setting the appeal down for hearing on oral argument alone;
A constitutional order of this court staying the execution of the judgment by Justice Lifu, pending the hearing and determination of the appeal
And any order the court may deem fit.