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INEC assures LP legal team of making necessary documents available for inspection of election materials


The legal team of the Labour Party, on Monday met with the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, led by its Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in Abuja over inspection of electoral materials used for the February 25 presidential election.

The INEC Chairman who welcomed the team of 60 lawyers led by the head of the legal team, Dr Livy Uzoukwu, assured the Labour Party, LP’s legal team of the Commission’s readiness to provide all documents the is required by the party to prosecute its case at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Yakubu assured the team of legal luminaries that the Commission would also meet with its Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, in the states to work out modalities for the inspection of materials in the states.

“INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the headquarters will be given immediately

“We are meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners today and we will discuss how other documents at the state level could also be made available to you speedily,” Professor Yakubu said.

The Labour Party’s legal team was at the INEC headquarters to discuss modalities for obtaining the documents and approval for the inspection of materials used for the recent Presidential election in the states.

Recall that the Labour party had obtained a court judgement directing the INEC to allow it inspect the Election materials used for the February 25 polls.

Also noteworthy is that the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, gave the Commission the approval to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, used for the last Presidential election, in preparation for the Governorship and State Assembly elections, last week Wednesday.

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