Mahmoud Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, has met with Peter Obi’s legal team at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja
The lawyers, who were about 60 in number, were at the commission’s office to know the modalities involved in having access to the sensitive materials deployed during the February 25 presidential election
Addressing the legal team, Yakubu said the commission had nothing to hide and the documents would be made available to the Labour Party as soon as they are done with the compilation
FCT, Abuja – Mahmoud Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is currently meeting with Peter Obi and the legal team of the Labour Party at the INEC’s headquarters in Abuja.
The meeting’s main focus, according to INEC on its Facebook page, was the examination of the electoral materials the commission used for the February 25 presidential election.
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60 lawyers were accompanied by Livy Uzoukwu, the head of Obi’s legal team, to the meeting with the electoral board.
The group of attorneys claimed they had come to the commission’s offices to learn more about the procedures needed to acquire the confidential election documents.
Yakubu informed the group of lawyers that the commission had nothing to conceal and that he was meeting with INEC commissioners at the state level to compile all the required paperwork.
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The head of INEC reaffirmed that the commission is making every effort to make sure that the second runner-up in the election has access to the documents as soon as possible so that they may be properly evaluated.
According to him:
“INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the HQ 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.”
Peter Obi had earlier claimed to have assembled a legal team to contest the method used to elect Bola Tinubu, the APC candidate in the election, as the president-elect.