The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has assured the legal team of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, that all documents used during the February 25 election would be made available for inspection.
At a meeting in Abuja on Monday, Bellnewsonline.com learnt that Mahmood had assured the Labour Party’s legal team that the commission would provide all the documents it requested for it to prosecute its case at the election petition tribunal.
Obi is challenging the victory of the President-elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
In a post on INEC’s verified Facebook page, Mahmood was quoted as saying that: “INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the HQ will be given immediately.”
The INEC chairman said the commission would meet with the Resident Electoral Commissioners on Monday to discuss how other documents at the state level could be made available to the legal team speedily.
He said the LP legal team was at the INEC headquarters to discuss modalities for obtaining the requested documents as approved by the court.