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APC demands access to Rivers poll material

03 September 2015, 06:57Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The All Progressives Congress alleged the Independent Electoral Commission refused its governorship candidate in the elections in Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside, to conduct forensic examination and analysis of election material.

The party said this was in defiance to three separate orders of the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

APC Rivers spokesman, Chris Finebone, said it was unequivocally embedded that the INEC must allow and facilitate the forensic examination of specified election material.

Finebone said by Tuesday September, the INEC represented by its External Solicitor, Julius Mba, solicitors to the APC and those of the PDP held a meeting where they set out the modalities for the inspection which they scheduled to commence the next day.

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However, on Wednesday morning, Mba reportedly refused to allow the scanning and cropping of ballot papers and other materials which are at the centre of forensic examination.

“Consequent upon this glaring display of open disobedience to Orders of Tribunal, the APC lawyers and agents withdrew from the process as further participation would amount to legitimizing the illegality that INEC has imposed on the exercise," said Finebone.

“We would like to urge the leadership of the INEC to quickly regain its sense of reason and do the right thing as ordered by the Tribunal without further delay.”

APC is challenging the election of PDP's Nyesom Wike as governor. Allegations of violence and vote rigging marred the poll.

- CAJ News


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