The Labour Party's legal team has been assured by INEC that the documents they needed to carry out their petition at the Election Petition Tribunal would be provided to them in due time. This was made known by the INEC chairman during a meeting with the Labour Party's legal team at the INEC headquarters in Abuja.
Following the meeting, members of the Labour Party's legal answered some questions from journalist on the outcome of the meeting. One of the questions asked by the journalist was about their next action if INEC fails to provide the document in due time.
Reacting to the question, Livy Ozoukwu (SAN) stated that it would be a national calamity because it would make it seem like INEC is intentionally frustrating their efforts to file their petition at the court of law. However, he stated that he's hopeful of the assurance given to them by the INEC chairman.
"That would be a national calamity because not making the documents available will create the impression that INEC is deliberately frustrating us. That's the impression it would create to make sure that we cannot prosecute this petition. But listening to the chairman a short while ago and all the assurances, we want to give you the benefit of the doubt that we would get some of them today. At least if we get some today, it would indicate that we'll get others tomorrow and next tomorrow so it would enable us file this petition."
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