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2023 Presidential Election: LP PCC says truth will soon be revealed

 2023 Presidential Election: LP PCC says truth will soon be revealed

The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council on Tuesday disclosed that the lawyers of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, are making progress with their inspection of electoral materials for the February 25 presidential poll.

The development is coming barely 24 hours after the LP legal team met with the Chairman of the  Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who promised that the commission would give the legal team access to the materials.

The Monday meeting with INEC chairman came after the LP issued threats to embark on a nationwide protest and picket INEC offices over the alleged failure of INEC to grant them access to poll materials as ordered by the court.

The head of the LP’s legal team, Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), who led 60 lawyers to the meeting with INEC chairman, had  urged INEC to urgently make the polls materials available as the team was running against the deadline to file its petition against the outcome of the presidential poll.

“We are here because we have not received any electoral stocks for inspection on behalf of our clients, and as you all know, election petition is time-sensitive. We have 21 days to file a petition on behalf of our clients. Out of that 21 days, we probably have about 10 days to go and up but till now, we have not received any documents,”Uzoukwu had said.

When asked by journalists what would happen if the documents were not made available as promised by INEC, the SAN said, “That will be a national calamity. Not making the documents available will create the impression that INEC is deliberately frustrating us.  But listening to the chairman and all assurances, I want to give him or we want to give him the benefit of the doubt that we will get some of them today (Monday).

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