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INEC Has Refused To Allow Our Lawyers Access To Election Materials Despite Court Order - Umeh

A Chieftain of the Labour Party, Victor Umeh, has confirmed that the Appeal Court has granted the Independent National Electoral Commission the permission to reconfigure the BVAS machine ahead of preparations for the Governorship and State Assembly Elections.

However, Victor Umeh noted that the Labour Party has told the Appeal Court that since March 3rd when the Appeal Court gave an order that INEC should give the Labour Party access to electoral materials, INEC has refused to allow Labour Party's lawyers access to sensitive electoral materials.

Victor Umeh went on to say that since the 3rd of March, Labour Party's lawyers has been going to INEC to give them access to the electoral materials, but INEC has refused to obey the order of the Appeal Court.

Speaking further, Victor Umeh said that it is believed that INEC refused to give the Labour Party access because they were counting on the application they took before the Appeal Court, urging the court to stop Labour Party from accessing the sensitive materials so as not to disrupt the governorship and state assembly elections.

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