Labour Party’s legal team meets INEC over election materials inspection


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The legal team of the Labour Party (LP) on Monday held a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the inspection of materials used for the February 25 presidential poll.

LP’s legal head, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, led a 60-man legal team to a meeting with representatives of INEC at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Speaking during the meeting, the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, assured the team that the electoral umpire has nothing to hide.

He said that the commission would provide all the documents the party has requested for its ongoing suit against the commission and the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

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“INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the HQ will be given immediately. We are meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners today and we will discuss how other documents at the state level could also be made available to you speedily,” Yakubu said.

INEC has been heavily criticised for its failure to upload the results of the presidential election from all polling units across the federation to its Results Viewing Portal (iReV) on election day.

The electoral commission had declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

The second runner-up, Peter Obi of Labour Party, approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to seek the tribunal’s permission to inspect the election materials used by the commission.

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