INEC: Atiku will not be allowed to inspect Electoral materials for this reason

Updated Tuesday 19 March 2019 10:14
INEC: Atiku will not be allowed to inspect Electoral materials for this reason
The PDP Presidential candidate for the 2019 Presidential election in Nigeria challenged the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in court. Atiku Abubakar requested to inspect electoral materials from INEC. The court has granted this request. But INEC has a reason why it cannot let Atiku Abubakar inspect this material.

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NEC officials told LEADERSHIP yesterday that the commission was not in a position to immediately release the election materials to Atiku and the PDP because the sensitive ones cannot be issued to a political party until certain payments were made to the electoral umpire.

It was learnt that most of the sensitive materials which are still at INEC offices at the local government areas across the country may be transported in trucks to its headquarters in Abuja or photocopied, which will take some time.

It is after these processes have been completed that the inspection can be done by Atiku or any candidate and party that so wish, INEC said.

President Buhari of the APC was on February 27, 2019, declared the winner of the presidential election by INEC haven polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku who garnered 11,262,978 votes.

Before INEC completed the collation of the results, Atiku and the PDP rejected them and later headed to the tribunal to seek the cancellation of the results in some states of the federation over alleged irregularities.

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