On Monday, the legal team of the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, met with the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja over the alleged refusal of INEC to obey the court order that ruled that INEC should give Labour Party access to inspect the election materials.
According to the head of the Labour Party legal team, Dr Livy Uzoukwu, the Labour Party only has 10 days to file a petition at the law court regarding the outcome of the 2023 presidential election and INEC's refusal to grant them access to inspect the election materials is delaying the process.
The legal team of the Labour Party told INEC that election cases are time-bound and as such, if the Labour Party fails to file a petition within the next 10 days, the party will not be able to challenge the outcome of the results like it is planning to do.
Labour Party's legal team urged the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, to obey the order of the court and grant the Labour Party access to the election materials because INEC's delay so far is hindering the progression of the case.
In his response, the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, promised to grant the Labour Party access to the election materials as the court has ordered. Mahmood Yakubu noted that INEC has nothing to hide.
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