Obi, LP seek Court’s order to question INEC on credibility of ICT devices…

Written by on June 9, 2023

The Labour Party (LP) and its Presidential candidate has sought an order of the PEPC to interrogate INEC experts on the information and communication technology ICT) used for the conduct of the election.

The petitioner’s who filed two separate motions that were argued by their counsel,  sought to know from the interrogatories, the quality of the ICT experts deployed in the use of technology for the conduct of the disputed election.

They equally asked  the Court to compel INEC to supply them with names and profile of ICT personnel that handled the technological aspects of the election.

The counsel submitted that answers to the questions would help his clients establish allegations of poor conduct especially malpractices in the conduct of the election as well as effective presentation of his petition challenging the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as winner of the election.

However, INEC objected to Obi’s bid to subject his client to interrogation through incompetent applications.

Its lawyer argued that Obi’s applications had become belated because he brought them outside the time allowed by law.

Specifically, INEC argued that such an application ought to have been brought and argued during the pre-hearing session, adding that bringing the application outside the pre-hearing session has robbed the court of jurisdiction to hear it.

He insisted that the application must fail because it is a waste of time, adding that the precious time of the court must not be expended on such a request.

President Tinubu and the APC also kicked against granting of the request, insisting that the application is grossly incompetent in the face of the law.

The Presiding Justice, Haruna Tsammani has reserved ruling in the applications.

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