The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi has vowed not to give up in demanding that he and his party be granted access o the sensitive materials used for the 2023 presidential election.
Obi also berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the unnecessary delay in granting him access despite a court order to that effect.
Speaking on Monday, the Labour Party candidate said he will do whatever is necessary within the provisions of the law to ensure he has access to the materials…..CONTINUE READING
He revealed that his actions would involve protests at the INEC office and going back to court.
Naija News recalls INEC had declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu winner of the election, with a total of 8,794,726 votes.
He defeated both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi who scored 6,984, 520 and 6,101,533 respectively.
However, Obi has gone to court to challenge the outcome and the result announced by the electoral umpire.
During an appearance on Arise TV on Monday, Obi revealed that INEC is yet to obey the court orders and allow the LP to inspect the materials from the elections.
The former Anambra State Governor reiterated the need to have strong and functional institutions which comply with the laws of the land.
“The court granted the ruling, but INEC is not obeying. For me, we’ll do whatever is necessary within the law. Whatever we’re going to do will be in the interest of the country. Let them give us access.
“They have declared somebody as the winner, and we must get access to the process. We’ll protest at the INEC office, and we’ll also go back to the court because we have a situation where we cannot even mention.
“INEC is an institution backed by the law but they’re not obeying it. How do we start building a nation? The most important ingredient of what makes a nation is the rule of law,” he said.