Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), the lead counsel to Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has vowed to expose the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for allegedly withholding essential documents that are relevant to their case.
Uzoukwu, while speaking with newsmen after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) pre-hearing in Abuja, on Tuesday, alleged that the electoral umpire is probably trying to manipulate the documents before releasing them.
“We have written five letters indicating to pay and that we’re ready to collect those documents. The letters were duly received and endorsed by INEC. Why are they telling lies and saying that we couldn’t pay? This is very unfortunate.
“What about the documents we have collected? Didn’t we pay for them? Of course, we paid for them and those ones were given to us, but they refused to give us others,” he said.
Uzoukwu also said his party would subpoena INEC as soon as hearing resumes on May 30 (a day after Tinubu’s inauguration), to compel the commission to produce the documents.
He said his team will manage the three weeks allotted to them by focusing on the most essential witnesses that would prove their case.
On consolidation of the petitions, Uzoukwu explained that all three petitions would be heard together, but each one will maintain its identity.
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