The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has confirmed that his supporters, popularly called ‘Obidients’, will occupy the offices of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, nationwide over its refusal to allow LP’s lawyers access to the materials used in the conduct of the Presidential Election.
Obi made the confirmation while speaking on AriseTV’s Morning Show on Monday.
Recall that Dr Yunusa Tanko, Chief Spokesman of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, had in a statement n Sunday, accused the electoral umpire of deliberately denying it access to the materials in a bid to frustrate their legal efforts to upturn the outcome of the election, despite serving them the court order on the 3rd of March and a reminder on the 6th.
Tanko described the action of INEC as judicial insubordination and wondered why the commission will obey the court order to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines while disobeying the order granted to them to inspect the materials used for the presidential election.
When asked what he intends to do in the face of INEC’s refusal to obey court order, Obi said the Labour Party will do two things: “we will go back to court,” and also that they will occupy INEC offices nationwide in “peaceful protests.”