LP Insists On Nationwide Protest Over INEC Refusal To Allow Inspection Of Election Materials

The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council on Sunday again said that its supporters would occupy the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission nationwide unless the commission grants LP’s lawyers access to materials from the contentious February 25 presidential election.

The LP noted that notwithstanding that the Court of Appeal in Abuja granted their requests for inspection of the electoral materials the commission had refused to allow them access.

This comes four days since INEC secured a court injunction to reconfigure the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System machines ahead of March 18 governorship and states Assembly elections.

The chief spokesman for Obi campaign council, Yunusa Tanko, maintained there was no going back on mobilisation of their supporters to occupy INEC offices nationwide.

He accused INEC of disobeying the order of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to grant Obi and the party access to the certified true copies of materials used in the conduct of the poll.

“We didn’t fix a date for the protest because we deliberately wanted to give INEC up till Monday to respond to us first.

“But when they (INEC) fail to do what they are supposed to do, our supporters will hit the streets, by the grace of God. There is no going back,” he said.

INEC has been tight-lipped why it had not acceded to the request of Obi’s legal team to inspect the materials.

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