INEC disobeys Appeal Court, limits LP’s access to election materials access




The Legal Team of the Labour Party and its presidential standard-bearer, Mr Peter Obi, said the Independent National Electoral Commission had granted it access to only two States out of the nine States whose elections materials it asked for leave of court to inspect.

The team said that the INEC had not acted in substantial compliance with the court order.

According to the legal team of the Labour Party, the Party asked INEC to grant it access to the election materials used by 9 states in the presidential and national assembly elections, but instead of giving it what it asked for, INEC had only given it access to the election materials of only 2 states.

The legal team of the Labour Party stated that although the Labour Party needed to inspect the election materials of all the states in Nigeria, the party however, considered the limited amount of time and as such, urged INEC to give it access to 9 states instead of 36 states.

The legal team said that despite the promises that were made by the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who promised that the commission would obey the court order, INEC had not acted in accordance with its avowals.

The legal team of said that it had about four days to file its case in court and it could not do so without inspecting the election materials so as to get the evidence it needed to build up its case in court. (Adapted from Septin911 report)



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