INEC collected N6.69 million but failed to provide election documents: Atiku, PDP

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for clogging the wheel of progress of his petition.

On Wednesday in Abuja, Mr Abubakar told the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) that despite paying N6.69 million to the commission for certified true copies of documents he intends to tender in evidence, the commission failed to make the documents available.

Speaking through his lawyer, Chris Uche, the petitioner said it was discouraging for the commission to say that some of the documents they paid for were outside Abuja.

“We thought all these documents would be made available to us, and we won’t have to go to the states to collect,” stated the lawyer.

Mr Uche then proceeded to tender certified true copies of documents for 10 out of 21 local government areas of Kogi, the only documents the commission had made available for the day.

The petitioners also tendered form EC8D for Anambra.

The form EC8D is the form for election results from Anambra.

Mr Abubakar asked the PEPC to declare him Nigeria’s president-elect. He urged the court to cancel the election and order a fresh election due to alleged irregularities marred the February 25 poll in thousands of polling units.

These are part of the seven prayers anchored on five grounds in the petition he filed against President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


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