- The Atiku-Obi presidential election petition legal team says INEC is not cooperating with its demands
- The team decried the refusal of the INEC to produce polling documents from the 2019 presidential elections
- The Court of Appeal had granted an order directing the commission to allow the Atiku's team access to the documents
The Atiku-Obi presidential election petition legal team has decried the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce polling documents from the 2019 presidential elections.
A member of the team, Silas Onu, in an interview with Channels Television. says INEC have continued to deny them access to the materials which had been inspected and paid for in the previous week.
The Court of Appeal had granted an order directing the commission to allow the Atiku's team access to the documents.
Onu explained that efforts to meet with INEC’s legal team has become an uphill task, stressing, however, that they will continue to follow up until the commission complies with the court order.
He added that they may be forced to file for contempt against the INEC chairman and other officers of the commission if they do not give a positive response soon.
Reacting to Onu's claims, INEC’s director of voter education and publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, says the claims are not true but if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), insists on the position, they should go back to the court and file a complaint.
Meanwhile, the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that although he was born in present day Adamawa state, his father originally hailed from Sokoto.
Atiku gave this explanation through his lawyer at the presidential election tribunal after the APC claimed the former vice president was ineligible to contest in the election as he was from Jada in Adamawa state which was once part of southern Cameroon.
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