The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that
it refused the main opposition PDP access to inspect election materials
INEC says it did so because it has yet to receive the court compelling
it to grant access to the PDP and its candidate Atiku Abubakar
– The electoral body assured that it would allow Atiku and PDP access immediately it receives the court order
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has replied claims by
the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it is being prevented
by the electoral body from inspecting election materials.
Cable reports that INEC made its position clear on the matter through
Rotimi Oyekanmi, the spokesperson to the Commission’s chairman Mahmoud
According to the report, INEC has yet to receive the
court order directing it to allow PDP’s presidential candidate Abubakar
Atiku to inspect election materials used during the Saturday, February
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This, INEC says, is responsible for the delay PDP is experiencing in having access to the materials it wished for.
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.
last Thursday, the commission presented certificates of return to
senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect, including PDP
“Nevertheless, the commission will comply when the due process is followed,” Oyekanmi said.