BREAKING: Atiku Withdraws Appeal Against INEC? PDP Candidate Opens Up
- Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the PDP, has revealed the reason he withdrew his application to inspect INEC's electoral materials used in the last presidential election
- The PDP chieftain revealed that INEC had already permitted them, and there was no need to continue with the application when the hearing came up
- Atiku disclosed that the clarification became necessary because of the unholy report about the withdrawal of the application
FCT, Abuja - Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, has clarified rumours that emerged following the withdrawal of his application at the appeal court to inspect election materials and challenge the poll outcome.
According to New Telegraph, Atiku, in a statement on Thursday, March 16, disclosed that the reason for his action was hinged on the fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had permitted him to inspect the electoral materials.
The former vice president stated that the clarification was necessary because mischievous reports surfaced after the withdrawal of the applications asking the court to compel INEC to grant him and the PDP's legal team access to inspect the electoral materials used in the February 25 presidential elections.
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Recall that the court of appeal granted the request of the PDP and Atiku to be given unrestricted access to the INEC's sensitive documents used during the election.
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At a conference between the lawyers of the PDP, Labour Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and INEC on Tuesday, March 14, they were granted access by the electoral body.
Atiku further disclosed that the legal team withdrew the two motions when the hearing came up on Wednesday, March 15, because the electoral body had already granted their legal team access on Tuesday.
2023 Presidency: "170,000 PUs’ results uploaded on IReV" – INEC
Legit.ng earlier reported that INEC has said that Nigerians can now view the February 25 presidential election results of over 170k polling units on its IREV portal.
Festus Okoye, the national commissioner of INEC, disclosed that Nigerians should expect all the results by Tuesday, March 14.
According to Okoye, Nigerians have the right to agitate, but the commission would not be allowed political parties to have access to BVAS backends.