The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained reasons for denying presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar access to inspect materials that were used for the February 23rd Presidential election.
Atiku who wasn’t satisfied with the presidential election result was given a court order after he had filed an application that will oblige INEC to grant him access to materials.
However, the PDP Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday, claimed that Atiku is still being denied access to the materials despite a court order, giving him the conviction that the election result rigged.
Meanwhile, Rotimi Oyekanmi, spokesman of INEC chairman, said the electoral body will conform with the court directive “if and when the commission receives the order”.
“It is common knowledge that since the declaration of the results of the presidential election, the commission has been busy with the multiple activities associated with the national assembly, governorship, state houses of assembly and federal capital territory elections,” he said.
“Only last Thursday, the commission presented certificates of return to senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect, including PDP members.
“Nevertheless, the commission will comply when the due process is followed,” he concluded.