The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, says he will personally be at the Appeall Court today (Wednesday) with the party’s lawyers over alleged refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the Labour Party to inspect the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and other materials used for the February 25 presidential election.
Obi revealed this in a tweet on Wednesday.
The Labour Party is challenging the controversial outcome of the 2023 election, which purportedly roduced Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the president-elect.
Obi tweeted, “I am supposed to commence our whistle-stop campaign for our various Labour Party Governorship and State Assembly Candidates today. Initially, my trip was to take me to Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, Borno, etc.
“However, following INEC’s refusal to allow our party to inspect the materials (including BVAS) from the 25th February presidential elections, I am personally heading to the Court today with our lawyers.
“As we pursue due process and defer to the rule of law, I urge all the OBIdients in the various states to continue campaigning for our candidates, namely, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour in Lagos, Chijoke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, Alex Otti in Abia, Ken Pela in Edo, Ibrahim Mshelia in Borno, to name just a few.
“It is also imperative that Obidients vote for candidates with Competence, Character, Capacity, and Compassion.
“I remain committed and will give more attention to our mission of retrieving our mandate. A new Nigeria is possible!”