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Presidential Tribunal: PDP Tackles INEC Over Non-Release Of Electoral Materials     

PDP Protests Non-Release of Electoral Materials by INEC     

Funsho Akinwale

The Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday, expressed its displeasure over the refusal of Independent National Electoral Commission to release the party’s electoral materials for the 2019 presidential election as ordered by the court.

A statement released by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the part, warned the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahood Yakubu, not to plunge the nation into a monumental crisis by refusing to obey the Court of Appeal’s order to release the election materials used during the February 23 presidential election.

Ologbondiyan noted further that with the attitude of Prof. Yakubu, he is blatantly standing in the way of Justice and working against the will of the people in a quest to salvage the nation and reclaim their stolen mandate at the tribunal.

“INEC and the APC are apprehensive that the materials, particularly the forms EC8D and EC40G covering the nation in addition to the report of the Smart Card Readers used in the Presidential election will show at the tribunal that the PDP and Atiku Abubakar clearly won the Presidential election.

“The refusal of INEC to release forms EC8D, EC40G and the reports of the card readers is therefore a deliberate and vicious disobedience to the orders of the court for which the management of INEC should be charged for contempt.

“The PDP calls on Nigerians to note that INEC, having rigged the election in favour of APC, is now seeking ways to frustrate our petition at the tribunal. We therefore charge INEC, having been exposed, to end its shenanigan and release these documents without further delay,” Kola said

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