Festus Okoye, the INEC High Commissioner, has explained why the Labour Party was denied access to electoral materials during the recently ended Presidential election by the Independent Election Commission.
If you recall, the Labour Party was given permission by the court to examine the INEC-used election materials. But, the Labour Party’s legal team has taken issue with INEC’s refusal to let them examine electoral materials. If the materials are not made available, the Labour Party has threatened to demonstrate at INEC offices all over the nation.
The INEC commission indicated that the INEC headquarters do not have the materials needed from them in an interview with Arise Tv. He said that without the Labour Party providing the specification, they cannot offer access to outsiders of the type of content they are looking for. He claims that in order to prevent the commission from being blackmailed, it is important to appropriately frame the situation for the media.
The Commission won’t purposefully disregard the ruling of a court of law that has been duly established, he declared. The petition regarding the presidential election is still pending in the court of appeals in this case. I believe that the attorneys interested in this election should send attorneys who are familiar with the course of the electoral process. requesting some of these materials from the commission.
There are no ballots present at INEC’s headquarters if you wish to scan ballots. They are still present in certain of our local government offices. a commission Elections are held at the state and local government levels as well as the state level, but not at the national level. Thus, depending on the kind of material you need.
We have to point you in the direction of the state offices if you’re looking for ballot paper. What we are seeing right now is that some of the attorneys will stroll through the gates after demanding certified true copies of more than 100 documents to complain that they were denied access to INEC materials.