The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given a list of reasons for denying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, access to inspect election materials.
Recall that the PDP had accused INEC of working with the APC to frustrate Atiku Abubakar’s quest for Justice.
Reacting to the claims by the party, spokesman for INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, who spoke to Thecable, said, “It is common knowledge that since the declaration of the results of the presidential election, the commission has been busy with the multiple activities associated with the national assembly, governorship, state houses of assembly and federal capital territory elections.
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Only last Thursday, the commission presented certificates of return to senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect, including PDP members.
“Nevertheless, the commission will comply when the due process is followed.”
The PDP had also earlier alleged that the Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC was violating the March 6, 2019 ruling of the Appeal Court, directing the commission to allow Atiku access to inspect the documents and materials used in the February 23, 2019 presidential election.
The party in a statement issued late on Saturday night by the its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the development as a deliberate and wicked ploy by INEC, “acting in cahoots with the All Progressives Congress, APC,” to frustrate Atiku.