The People’s Democratic Party PDP accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, of refusing the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar access to election materials.
The Court of Appeal had ordered INEC to allow Atiku’s lawyers inspect ballot materials used in the February 23 presidential election, in furtherance of the petition filed by the PDP candidate against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
However, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said that Yakubu and the leadership of INEC have refused to obey the order of the court, given on March 6th.
The PDP described INEC’s actions as deliberate and
wicked ploy, and accused the electoral body of acting in cahoots with the
governing All Progressives Congress APC, to frustrate the case.