Labour party’s legal team meets INEC over inspection of election materials

Our reporter| The legal team of the Labour Party on Monday met with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.

The meeting with INEC officials, held at the Commission’s national headquarters, is aimed at commencing the process of inspection of electoral materials used for the February 25 presidential election.

The team, with about 60 lawyers, was led by Dr. Livy Uzoukwu.

INEC declared Bola Tinubu, candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential election held last month.

Peter Obi, the LP standard bearer, subsequently challenged the result in court, alleging irregularities by the electoral commission.

Consequently, the court of appeal granted leave to Obi to have access to all the sensitive materials used by INEC for the election.

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But on Saturday, the LP accused INEC of not allowing Obi’s lawyers access to the materials despite the court ruling and threatened to occupy INEC offices across the country.

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