Mahmoud Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, has met with Peter Obi’s legal team at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja
The lawyers, who were about 60
in number, were at the commission’s office to know the modalities involved in having access to the sensitive materials deployed during the February 25 presidential election
Addressing the legal team, Yakubu said the commission had nothing to hide and the documents would be made available to the Labour Party as soon as they are done with the compilation
FCT, Abuja – Peter Obi and Labour Party’s legal team are currently meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
According to INEC on its Facebook page, the meeting was centred around the inspection of the electoral materials deployed by the commission on the February 25 presidential election.
When INEC will allow Peter Obi, Labour Party, to have access to electoral material
Livy Uzoukwu, the head of Obi’s legal team, led 60 lawyers into the meeting with the electoral body.
The group of lawyers said they were at the commission’s headquarters to find out about the modalities required to have access to the sensitive electoral materials.
While addressing the legal practitioners, Yakubu assured the team that the commission had nothing to hide and that he was meeting with INEC commissioners at the state level to assemble all the necessary documents.
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INEC chairman maintained that the commission is maximizing efforts to ensure the documents were available for the second runner-up in the election as soon as possible for proper assessment.
According to him:
“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.”
Earlier, Peter Obi said he had constituted the legal team to challenge the process that produced Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the APC in the election, as the president-elect.
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