The Labour Party Legal Team for the Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Commission has written the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
This was contained in two letters signed by the lead counsel to the team, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, and obtained by News Band on Friday.
In the first letter, the legal counsel demanded the Certified True Copies (CTCs) of election material including accreditation reports of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
The demanded materials include the following:
Numbers of collected PVCs where elections did not hold (sic) or were cancelled;
BVAS Accreditation Reports for the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory;
Electoral Operations Copies (ten copies) of all result forms;
National Electronic Registers of Election Results.
The team also demanded BVAS Accreditation Reports of Rivers State, Benue State, Akwa Ibom State, Kaduna State, Bayelsa State and Adamawa State.
In the second letter, the team demanded Polling Unit (PU) results for 16 states of the federation.
It could be recalled that the Court of Appeal, by an Order made on March 2, 2023, with reference number CA/PE/02M/2023, tagged “Mr. Peter Gregory Obi V INEC & Ors”, granted the Applicants leave to apply and receive from INEC the Certified True Copies of the materials used in the Presidential Election of the 25th February, 2023.
Flowing from the above-referenced suit, the legal counsel applied for the Certified True Copies of Forms EC8A (polling unit results) of the following States:
i. Rivers State
ii. Benue State
iii. Gombe State
iv. Akwa Ibom State
v. Plateau State
vi. Kaduna State
vii. Bayelsa Slate
viii. Cross River State
ix. Tanabe Slate
x. Lagos State
xi. Ogun Slate
xii. Imo State
xiii. Bauchi State
xiv. Borno State
xv. Adamawa State, and,
xvi. Ekiti State.
Mr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, versus Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
Mr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, with Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
The lead counsel, Dr. Uzoukwu, SAN, said that the team will be at the various INEC offices in the aforementioned States from 14th March, 2023, to commence the inspection of documents and receive the Certified True Copies of the said forms.
Recall that Peter Obi and his Labour Party had challenged the presidential election result as announced by the INEC which saw Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) declared the winner and the president-elect.
Source: News Band