The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi are fond of making excuses whenever they are unable to progress with the handling of their case.
INEC’s lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), spoke in reaction to a claim by the lawyer to LP and Obi, Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), that the office of the Chairman of INEC declined to accept a subpoena served on Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to produce some documents.
Uzoukwu made the claim mid-way into proceedings on Wednesday after another member of the petitioners’ legal team, Audu Anuga (SAN), who was tendering documents, suddenly announced that he had exhausted what they had for the day.
Uzoukwu, however, told the court that his team would have loved to continue, but for the refusal of the INEC Chairman’s office to accept a subpoena served on him to produce some documents.
He further said the development that was hindering progress in their case.
Pinheiro noted that it had become a pattern with the petitioners to always look for someone to blame whenever they are stuck and unable to progress with handling their case.
LP and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, are still challenging the outcome of the Presidential Election in which INEC declared incumbent Bola Tinubu the winner.