The crisis between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Labour Party appears to be over, with the former stating that it has nothing to conceal.
Following a recent protest by Labour Party National Chairman Julius Abure, the commission met with its legal team and declared its willingness to release the required election documentation.
According to INEC’s official Twitter account, the two parties met on Monday to discuss how the election documents will be made accessible for inspection.
Commenting on the matter, INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu stated that the electoral body had nothing to hide, adding that records stored at its headquarters would be handed over to the political party.
“INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the HQ will be given immediately.
“We are meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners today and we will discuss how other documents at the state level could also be made available to you speedily.
“The Labour Party’s Legal Team was at the INEC HQ to discuss modalities for obtaining the documents”, he stated.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu today assured the Labour Party’s Legal Team that the Commission will provide all the documents it requested for to prosecute its case.
He said: “INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the HQ will be given immediately. We are pic.twitter.com/KpclUtyprQ
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) March 13, 2023