Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has voiced his challenges in obtaining electoral documents from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) regarding the February presidential election. Continue Reading>>>
Obi is contesting the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Bola Tinubu, alleging that INEC manipulated the election in favour of Tinubu.
Peter Obi’s allegations and INEC’s response
Obi’s lawyer, Livy Uzoukwu, informed the court that INEC has stubbornly refused to produce 70% of the requested electoral documents, including those related to the elections in Rivers and Sokoto states, Premium Times reported. Continue Reading>>>
Uzoukwu revealed that the INEC officials in Sokoto demanded a fee of N1.5 million to process the documents.
He said INEC “stubbornly refused to produce 70 per cent of the electoral documents that were requested (by the LP).”
INEC’s lawyer, Abubakar Mahmoud, expressed the commission’s willingness to cooperate but stated that Obi’s legal team did not attend a meeting scheduled to discuss document access.
“The commission has not refused to produce any document,” Mahmoud said.
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