The Labor Party (LP) has issued a three-day ultimatum to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow Party lawyers and agents to examine (BVAS) machines, along with other election materials, or in the face of the Compliance movement.
Tanko Yinusa, the chief spokesman for the Labor Party’s Presidential Campaign Council (LP PCC), revealed the developments to the Tribune in an interview.
Yinusa said INEC had chosen to follow the court order and not follow it, adding that the Commission had already started configuring the BVAS machines when the Court asked them to allow the Labor Party to inspect the BVAS.
Such an action, he said, would alter the storied and controversial results of the presidential election for which the LP had requested a machine check.
“They have begun configuring the BVAS machines.
“They denied us, and have not allowed us to have access to the BVAS Machines at all, these are the issues.
“And we are saying that if they do not allow us we would be forced to call all our people to come out and mobilize ourselves to go to INEC office and demand for the rights of the people based on the last election.”
“They are disregarding the court order and they have gone ahead to do what they want to do based on the order of the court that gives them the room to say that they can reconfigure.
“They refused to obey the court order that says they should give us the right to inspect the BVAS before they re-configure the machine.
“They took the matter to the court. The Court said they should grant access to the Labor Party to inspect the election materials and also gives them the right to reconfigure the BVAS.
“So they worked in the order to reconfigure but are denying us access by the same order to inspect the material before they re-configure.”
Tanko said the Party considered the development, as one, in bad faith and would resort to the street to demand justice.
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